TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-27
Penalties for Abuse of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

SECTION 40.1-27-5


§ 40.1-27-5 Physician's report of examination – Duty of program.

Whenever a program shall receive a report by a person other than a physician that a participant has been harmed as a result of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment, the program shall have the patient examined by a licensed physician. It shall be mandatory for the physician to make a preliminary report of his or her findings to the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals and to the program within forty-eight (48) hours after his or her examination, and a written report within five (5) days after his or her examination.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 414, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 254, § 6; P.L. 2012, ch. 264, § 6.)