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§ 20-703. Injury reports involving gunshot wounds

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--General

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 20. Miscellaneous Health Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Injury Reports (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Health - General, § 20-703
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 336A
§ 20-703. Injury reports involving gunshot wounds
Injury reports required
(a) A physician, pharmacist, dentist, or nurse who treats an individual for an injury that was caused or shows evidence of having been caused by a gunshot of any type, or the individual in charge of a hospital that treats the injured individual, shall notify the county sheriff, the county police, or the Department of State Police of the injury as soon as practicable.
(b) A report of injury shall include:
(1) The injured individual's name and address, if known;
(2) A description of the injury; and
(3) Any other facts concerning the matter that might assist in detecting crime.
Fines and penalties
(c) A person who fails to make a report required by this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $25.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 336A.
MD Code, Health - General, § 20-703, MD HEALTH GEN § 20-703
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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