(a) Every person certified to practice medicine who attends to or treats a stab wound;
poisoning by other than accidental means; or a bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder
burn, or other injury or condition arising from or caused by the discharge of a gun,
pistol, or other firearm, or when such injury or condition is treated in a hospital,
sanitarium, or other institution, the person, manager, superintendent, or other individual
in charge shall report the injury or condition as soon as possible to the appropriate
police authority where the attending or treating person was located at the time of
treatment or where the hospital, sanitarium, or institution is located. This section does not apply to wounds, burns, poisonings, or injuries or conditions
received by a member of the armed forces of the United States or the State while engaged
in the actual performance of duty. A person who fails to make a report required by this section shall be fined not
less than $100 nor more than $2,500.
(b) A person certified to practice medicine or other individual who makes a report
pursuant to this section is immune from liability for the report, provided that the
person or other individual acted in good faith and without gross or wanton negligence.
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