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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-124.1: Physician required to report toy related death or injury

           1. Whenever any physician has before him a person whose injury or death he determines to be, or reasonably suspects may be, toy related he shall, in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to section 2 of this act, report his findings to the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

The director of any hospital, health-care facility, health maintenance organization, public health center, medical center, or emergency medical treatment facility wherein any physician has made such a determination, or has such a reasonable suspicion, as to whether an injury or death is toy related, shall, in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to section 2 of this act, report that physician's findings to the director.

The director shall review, organize and keep a record of the information set forth in the reports of toy related injuries and deaths submitted by physicians pursuant to this section.

The director, on a regular basis, shall make the information recorded pursuant to this section available to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission for inclusion in its Injury or Potential Injury Incident Data Base. The information so recorded shall also be made available to the public for a fee determined to be reasonable by the director.

If, on the basis of his review, the director shall determine that a specific toy or item poses an immediate danger or potential threat to the safety of the citizens of this State, he shall immediately issue a public notice, warning the public of his findings concerning that toy or item.


This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

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