(a) Unlawful failure to report a wound is, with no requirement of a culpable mental state, the failure by an attending physician or other person to report such person’s treatment of any of the following wounds, to the office of the chief of police of the city or the office of the sheriff of the county in which such treatment took place:

(1) Any bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder burn or other injury arising from or caused by the discharge of a firearm; or

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 21-6319

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

(2) any wound which is likely to or may result in death and is apparently inflicted by a knife, ice pick or other sharp or pointed instrument.

(b) Unlawful failure to report a wound is a class C misdemeanor.