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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 395.1021, Florida Statutes 2004

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 administration of medical examinations, tests, and analyses required by law enforcement personnel in the gathering of evidence required for investigation and prosecution.

(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.

Note.--Former s. 395.0201.