TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-5
Reports of Disease and Disability

SECTION 23-5-5


§ 23-5-5 Reporting of occupational diseases.

Every physician licensed by the department of health attending on or called in to evaluate a patient whom he or she believes to be suffering from an occupational disease or condition identified by the department of health in regulation as a reportable occupational disease shall within thirty (30) days of that attendance or evaluation send to the department of health a report, on a form acceptable to the director of health, stating:

(1) Name, address, and occupation of patient.

(2) Name, address, and business of employer.

(3) Nature of disease.

(4) Any other information that may be reasonably required by the department of health.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1915, ch. 1226, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 153, § 23; G.L. 1938, ch. 255, § 18; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 180; G.L. 1956, § 23-5-5; P.L. 1992, ch. 187, § 1.)