Chapter 6.87


6.87.010    Definitions.

6.87.020    Duty to report to police.

6.87.030    Contents of report.

6.87.040    Hospital reports.

6.87.050    Violation—Penalty.

6.87.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases have the following meanings:

“Gunshot wound” means any injury caused by the projectile of any type of gun including, but not limited to, rifles, shotguns, handguns, and bb/pellet guns.

Reportable gunshot wound means a gunshot wound which results in death or an injury severe enough to warrant medical attention at a hospital emergency department or physician’s office located within the city of Yakima. (Ord. 99-35 § 3 (part), 1999).

6.87.020 Duty to report to police.

It shall be the duty of every licensed physician and surgeon and the proprietor of every hospital in the city of Yakima to make a written report to the city of Yakima police department of each case of wounds or other injury to the person procured by the known or suspected criminal act or negligence of either the patient or third persons, coming to him/her or it for treatment, within twenty-four hours after the commencement of such treatment. (Ord. 99-35 § 3 (part), 1999).

6.87.030 Contents of report.

Said report shall contain the name, apparent age, and sex of the patient, and a general description of the injury suffered, and where, when, and in what manner it occurred; provided, that, in cases where the patient is unconscious or refuses to give information, the information given in the report herein required need be no fuller than is obtainable by observation; but the fact of unconsciousness or refusal shall be stated. (Ord. 99-35 § 3 (part), 1999).

6.87.040 Hospital reports.

The operating physicians or surgeons shall make reports of cases treated at hospitals, for their several institutions. (Ord. 99-35 § 3 (part), 1999).

6.87.050 Violation—Penalty.

Any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is a civil infraction and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine in the sum of one hundred dollars. (Ord. 99-35 § 3 (part), 1999).