senate Bill S22

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires hospitals to report all gunshot wounds within 1 hour of treatment and failure to do so results in a misdemeanor

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S22 - Bill Details

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S22 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S22

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring hospitals to
report any gunshot injury to law enforcement within one hour of
treatment


PURPOSE :
The purpose of this bill is to require hospitals to report all gunshot
injuries to law enforcement with (l) one hour of
identification/classification

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 265.25 of the Penal law is amended 0 read as follows: Every
case of a bullet wound gunshot wound, powder bum or any other injury
arising from or caused by the discharge of a gun or firearm, and every
case of a wound which is likely to or may result in death and is
actually or apparently inflicted by a knife, ice pick or other sharp
or pointed instrument, shall be reported at once to the police
authorities of the city, town, or village where the person reporting
is located by: (a) the physician attending or treating the case; or
(b) the manager, superintendent or other person in charge, whenever
such case is treated in a hospital, sanitarium or other institution.
Failure to make such report is a class A misdemeanor.

JUSTIFICATION :
Although there is already legislation in place mandating the reporting
of such injuries to law enforcement, there is no timetable in place.
Sluggish reporting hampers investigations and can cause loss of key
materials and witnesses to such crimes.

Expedient reporting will give law enforcement officials a much needed
leg up on solving these violent crimes.

EXISTING LAW :


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
No

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
No

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall a take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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