Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 28.2
Office of State Fire Marshal

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-28.2-24

§ 23-28.2-24. Burn injury reporting law.

(a) Every case of a burn injury or wound, where the victim sustained second or third degree burns to five percent (5%) or more of the body and/or any burns to the upper-respiratory tract or laryngeal edema due to the inhalation of super-heated air, and every case of a burn injury or wound which is likely to or may result in death, shall be reported at once to the office of the state fire marshal. The state fire marshal shall accept the report and notify the proper investigatory agency. A written report shall also be provided to the office of the state fire marshal within ten (10) days after a request from that office. The report shall be made by (1) the physician attending or treating the case; or (2) the manager, superintendent or other person in charge, whenever the case is treated in a hospital, sanitarium, institution, or other medical facility.

(b) Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100).

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 137, § 1.