Letter

Letters to State Hospital Associations Regarding the Accessibility of Rape Kits


06.21.18

Excerpt: “Not all hospitals employ SANEs [Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners] or provide SAFE [Sexual Assault Forensic Exams] rape kits to patients, and there are no federal requirements regarding the availability of SANEs in health care facilities. According to the GAO, a Joint Commission accreditation standard requires that hospitals ‘establish policies for identifying and assessing possible victims of sexual assault and to train staff on those policies, [but] each hospital is responsible for determining the level of specificity of such policies, including the minimum level of training required of its medical staff that performs exams.’ In other words, hospitals may simply choose not to provide these services.”

To read a copy of the letter to the Alabama Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Arkansas Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Colorado Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Connecticut Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Nevada Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health System, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Texas Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Utah Hospital Association, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to the Washington State Hospital Association, click here.

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