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SECTION 265.25
Certain wounds to be reported
§ 265.25 Certain wounds to be reported.

Every case of a bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder burn 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, icepick 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. This subdivision shall not apply to
such wounds, burns or injuries received by a member of the armed forces
of the United States or the state of New York while engaged in the
actual performance of duty.