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Duty to report life-threatening emergency; classification

United States

A. A person who knows that another person is exposed to or has suffered a life-threatening emergency, to the extent that the person can do so without danger or peril to self or others, shall report the life-threatening emergency and the location of the emergency to a peace officer, fire company or department, first aid, rescue or emergency squad or other governmental agency or entity responsible for public safety.

B. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Year of enactment

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