2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 28 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
28-902 Failure to report injury of violence; physician or surgeon; emergency room or first-aid station attendant; penalty.
Failure to report injury of violence; physician or surgeon; emergency room or first-aid station attendant; penalty.
(1) Every person engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery, or who is in charge of any emergency room or first-aid station in this state, shall report every case, in which he is consulted for treatment or treats a wound or injury of violence which appears to have been received in connection with the commission of a criminal offense, immediately to the chief of police of the municipality or to the sheriff of the county wherein the consultation or treatment occurs. Such report shall include the name of such person, the residence, if ascertainable, and a brief description of the injury. Any provision of law or rule of evidence relative to confidential communications is suspended insofar as the provisions of this section are concerned.
(2) Any person who fails to make the report required by subsection (1) of this section commits a Class III misdemeanor.
- Laws 1977, LB 38, § 187.