The State Fire Marshal shall establish and maintain a registry of burn injuries and deaths, and shall annually compile a statistical report of such injuries and deaths.
The director of every burn center which examines, treats, or admits a person with a burn or smoke inhalation injury or a person who suffers a burn-related death shall file a report with the State Fire Marshal describing the injury or death at the end of the examination or treatment or at the time the patient is discharged from the burn center or at the time of the patient’s death.
As used in this section, the term “burn center” means an intensive care unit in which there are specially trained physicians, nursing and supportive personnel and the necessary monitoring and therapeutic equipment needed to provide specialized medical and nursing care to burned patients.
The State Fire Marshall shall, in cooperation with the burn centers, develop the form to be used in reporting information to the State Fire Marshal under this section.
(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 149.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018