§ 2. It shall be the duty of any physician, surgeon, obstetrician, midwife, nurse, maternity
home or hospital, of any nature or parent assisting in any way whatsoever, any woman
at childbirth, or assisting in any way whatsoever any infant, or the mother of any
infant, at any time within two weeks after childbirth, observing or having a reasonable
opportunity to observe the condition herein defined, and within six hours thereafter,
to report in writing or by telephone followed by a written report such fact to the
local health authorities of the city, town, village or other political division as
the case may be, in which the mother of any such infant may reside: Provided, that
such reports and the records thereof shall be deemed privileged information and shall
not be open to the public.
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