Section 722.2 - Application for Designation

Section 722.2 Applications for Designation.

(a) General hospitals may choose to seek designation from the Department as SAFE hospitals. Such hospitals shall complete an application form developed by the Department, which includes but is not limited to, the following information:

(1) The location of the hospital;

(2) The hospital's capacity to provide on-site, comprehensive medical services to survivors of sexual offenses;

(3) The capacity of the hospital to coordinate services for survivors of sexual offenses, including medical treatment, rape crisis counseling, psychological support, law enforcement assistance and forensic evidence collection;

(4) The hospital's capacity to provide access to the sexual assault forensic examination site for individuals with disabilities;

(5) The hospital's existing services for survivors of sexual offenses;

(6) The capacity of the hospital site to collect uniform data and ensure the confidentiality of such data; and

(7) The hospital's commitment to compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations and generally accepted standards of care, including the standards of care and services established in this Part and the approved provider agreement between the hospital and the Department.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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