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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 395
HOSPITAL LICENSING AND REGULATION
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F.S. 395.1021
395.1021 Treatment of sexual assault victims.Any licensed facility which provides emergency room services shall arrange for the rendering of appropriate medical attention and treatment of victims of sexual assault through:
(1) Such gynecological, psychological, and medical services as are needed by the victim.
(2) The gathering of forensic medical evidence required for investigation and prosecution from a victim who has reported a sexual battery to a law enforcement agency or who requests that such evidence be gathered for a possible future report.
(3) The training of medical support personnel competent to provide the medical services and treatment as described in subsections (1) and (2).

Such licensed facility shall also arrange for the protection of the victim’s anonymity while complying with the laws of this state and may encourage the victim to notify law enforcement personnel and to cooperate with them in apprehending the suspect.

History.ss. 26, 30, ch. 82-182; ss. 19, 98, ch. 92-289; s. 5, ch. 2011-220.
Note.Former s. 395.0201.