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2011 Florida Statutes

Report of initial treatment of burn injuries penalty for failure to report.
F.S. 877.155
877.155 Report of initial treatment of burn injuries; penalty for failure to report.
(1) Any person who initially treats or is requested to treat a person with second-degree or third-degree burn injuries affecting 10 percent or more of the surface area of his or her body shall immediately report such treatment to the local sheriff’s department if the treating person determines that the burns were caused by a flammable substance and if the treating person suspects the injury is a result of violence or unlawful activity. The report shall state the name and address of the injured person and the extent of his or her injuries. This section does not apply to burn injuries received by a member of the armed forces, or by a governmental employee, engaged in the performance of his or her duties.
(2) Any person who willfully fails to make the report required by subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 1, ch. 87-219; s. 221, ch. 91-224; s. 1431, ch. 97-102.