According to state law, “no person, knowing that a felony has been or is being committed, shall knowingly fail to report such information to law enforcement authorities.”
In addition, state law also requires disclosure of specific matters to be reported to law enforcement which includes deaths, gunshot or stab wounds, or other injuries resulting from an offense of violence. The law also has specific requirements for reporting burn injuries.
The felony reporting statute also protects those professionals from any liability or recrimination for a breach of privilege or confidence.
But those who fail to report criminal conduct to law enforcement as required may be subject to criminal prosecution.
There are also some circumstances that may sever the doctor-patient privilege such as the patient uses false statements to obtain drugs or illegal drug use; or situations that trigger other mandatory reporting to authorities for child abuse or neglect or long-term facility resident abuse or neglect.