Title: Section 722.7 - Responsibilities of Hospital Emergency Staff

Effective Date

01/17/2007

Section 722.7 Responsibilities of Hospital Emergency Staff.

(a) Hospital emergency staff shall immediately implement the following protocol upon arrival of a putative sexual assault victim:

(1) Provide triage and assessment in a timely manner;

(2) Contact the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner when the patient discloses that she or he has been sexually assaulted;

(3) Contact a rape crisis advocate at the same time that contact is made with the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner;

(4) Be available for consultation and support of the SAFE program and the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner;

(5) Assist in obtaining necessary tests and medications;

(6) Assist in arranging referrals and follow-up services; and

(7) Ensure the availability of medical/surgical back up as may be needed including, but not limited to: general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, urology and psychiatry.

Volume

VOLUME E (Title 10)

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