CHAPTER 235

PROVIDING FOR REPORTS OF WOUNDS CAUSED BY FIREARMS

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, ENTITLED "CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE" BY PROVIDING FOR REPORTS OF TREATMENT OF WOUNDS CAUSED BY FIREARMS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 1, Title 11, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding a new section thereto as follows:

§ 107. Reports of treatment of wounds caused by firearms

Every physician attending or treating a case of bullet wounds, gunshot wounds, powder burn, or other injury arising from or caused by the discharge of a gun, pistol, or other firearm, or whenever such case is treated in a hospital, sanitarium or other institution, the manager, superintendent or other person in charge shall report such case at once to the police authorities of the city or town where such physician, hospital, sanitarium or institution is located or to the State Police. The provisions of this section 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 Delaware while engaged in the actual performance of duty.

Whoever fails to make such report shall be fined not less than $25.

Approved July 1, 1953.