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Concerning the availability of sexual assault nurse examiners (McCabe, Orwall, Griffey)

Requires the office of crime victims advocacy to develop: (1) Best practices that local communities may use on a voluntary basis to create mobile sexual assault nurse examiner teams and multidisciplinary teams to serve sexual assault survivors in local communities; and (2) Strategies to make sexual assault nurse examiner training available without requiring the nurses to travel unreasonable distances or incur unreasonable expenses.

SUMMARY OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL
(1) Clarifies that the general purpose of the best practices is to create more access to sexual assault nurse examiners; (2) Adds the Washington State Hospital Association to the entities with which the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy must consult when developing best practices and strategies; and (3) Changes the completion date of the best practices and strategies from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

Hearing Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2101&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)