Burn Injury Reporting
Minnesota Statutes 626.52, Subd. 3
requires the reporting of a select group of burn injuries to the State Fire Marshal. This law, enacted in 1992, is intended to provide information that will support public fire safety education programs, as well as aid in fire / arson and fire death investigations.
The statute requires that a health professional file a written report with the State Fire Marshal within 72 hours after being notified of a burn injury or wound that the professional is called upon to treat, dress, or bandage. The following burn injuries are subject to reporting:
• Second or third degree burns to five percent or more of the body
• Burns to the upper respiratory tract
• Laryngeal edema from inhaling superheated air
• Burn injury or wound that may result in the victim’s death
Burn injury report form
Use this form
to report burn injuries. This will need to be printed out and filled out by hand. An electronic version that can be filled out and submitted online is pending. Mail the printed form to the SFMD, Attn: Nora Gierok, at 445 Minnesota St., Suite 145, St. Paul, MN 55101 or fax it to 651-215-0525.
Burn Injury Reporting Poster
Here is a burn injury reporting poster you can hang up at your business.