(a) Every person engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery, or who is in charge of any emergency room or first aid station in this state, shall report every case, in which he is consulted for treatment or treats a wound or injury of violence which appears to have been received in connection with the commission of a criminal offense, immediately to the chief of police or to the county sheriff. Such report shall include the name of such person, the residence, if ascertainable, and a brief description of the injury. Any provision of law or rule of evidence relative to confidential communications is suspended insofar as the provisions of this section are concerned.
(b) Any person who fails to make the report required by subsection (a) of this section commits an offense.
State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-902.