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The DC Code: § 7-2601 Reports by physicians and institutions required.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)

Any physician in the District of Columbia, including persons licensed under Chapter 12 of Title 3, having reasonable cause to believe that a person brought to him or coming before him for examination, care, or treatment has suffered injury caused by a firearm, whether self-inflicted, accidental, or occurring during the commission of a crime, or has suffered injury caused by any dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime, shall report or cause reports to be made in accordance with this chapter; provided, that when a physician in the performance of service as a member of the staff of a hospital or similar institution attends any person so injured, he shall notify the person in charge of the hospital or institution or his designated agent who shall report or cause reports to be made in accordance with this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 2-1361. 1973 Ed., § 2-181. Legislative History of Laws Law 7-231, the "Technical Amendments Act of 1988," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-586, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 29, 1988 and December 13, 1988, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 6, 1989, it was assigned Act No. 7-285 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 7-2601 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Nov. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 1355, Pub. L. 89-776, § 1; May 10, 1989, D.C. Law 7-231, § 7, 36 DCR 492.)