SB 456
Requires certain hospitals to perform forensic examinations with the consent of a victim of a sexual offense
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Last Action:
3/11/2019 - Second Read and Referred S Health and Pensions Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 456 - This act requires any licensed hospital located within 50 miles of a public or private post-secondary educational institution to perform a forensic examination using an evidentiary collection kit upon the request and consent of a victim of a sexual offense or the victim's guardian. An appropriate medical provider shall perform the examination and the hospital may utilize telehealth services to provide guidance and support through a licensed and trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), or other similarly trained physician or nurse, who shall observe the live examination and communicate with and support the onsite provider. Current law regarding the reimbursement of such examinations and the provision of evidentiary collection kits shall apply to the forensic examinations under this act.



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