Domestic Violence Awareness

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Domestic Violence Awareness

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports increasing clinical awareness of suspected incidences of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse or other means of domestic violence; and be it further

Resolved, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports mandatory reporting of

  1. Suspicion of abuse or neglect of a juvenile.
  2. Every case of bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder burn, or any other injury arising from or caused by, or appearing to arise from or be caused by, the discharge of a gun or firearm.
  3. Every case of illness caused by poisoning if it appears to the physician that a criminal act was involved.
  4. Every case of a wound, injury caused or apparently caused by a knife or sharp or pointed instrument if it appears to the physician that a criminal act was involved.
  5. Every case of a wound or injury or illness in which there is grave bodily harm or grave illness if it appears to the physician that it resulted from a criminal act of violence.

(Report J-1997, adopted 11/16/97)
(revised, Report L3-2004, Item 59, adopted 11/14/2004)
(revised, Report I-2009, Item 3-57, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 104, adopted 10/24/2015)

 
 

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