2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-510a. Reporting of treatment for burn injuries or injuries resulting from use of fireworks.

      Sec. 19a-510a. Reporting of treatment for burn injuries or injuries resulting from use of fireworks. (a) The attending physician, the director of a health care institution, his designee, or any health care provider shall report the provision of treatment for (1) a second or third degree burn to five per cent or more of the body, (2) any burn to the upper respiratory tract, (3) laryngeal edema due to the inhalation of superheated air, (4) each case of a burn injury which is likely to or may result in death, and (5) any injury resulting from the use of fireworks, immediately, by telephone, to the local fire marshal of the jurisdiction where the incident which caused the burn occurred, and within forty-eight hours, in writing, to the State Fire Marshal's Office on forms provided by that office. The report shall be sent to the Bureau of State Fire Marshal and Safety Services which shall compile the information and publish a statistical abstract to be submitted annually to local fire marshals and the General Assembly.

      (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to remove the primary responsibility for fire investigations from the appropriate local jurisdiction.

      (c) For purposes of this section "health care provider" means any person, corporation, facility or institution licensed by this state to provide health care or professional services, or an officer, employee or agent thereof acting in the course and scope of his employment.

      (P.A. 87-392, S. 1, 2; P.A. 03-231, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 03-231 amended Subsec. (a) to add Subdiv. (5) requiring the reporting of treatment for any injury resulting from the use of fireworks, effective July 9, 2003.

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