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HOUSE BILL NO. 184
INTRODUCED BY F. GARNER, V. RICCI, M. RYAN, K. WAGONER, D. KARY, S. MALEK, A. OLSZEWSKI, C. WOLKEN
AN ACT REVISING LAWS REGARDING HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER GUNSHOT OR STAB WOUND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PRACTITIONER SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER TREATING OR OBSERVING A WOUND; AMENDING SECTION 37-2-302, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 37-2-302, MCA, is amended to read:
"37-2-302. Gunshot or stab wounds to be reported. The physician, nurse, or other person licensed to practice a health care profession who is treating the victim of a gunshot wound or stabbing shall as soon as is practicable make a report to a law enforcement officer by the fastest possible means. Within 24 hours after initial treatment or first observation of the wound, a written report shall be submitted, including the name and address of the victim, if known, and shall be sent by regular mail."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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