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Concerning hospital notification of availability of sexual assault evidence kit collection (Caldier, Orwall, McCabe)

AN ACT Relating to hospital notification of availability of sexual assault evidence kit collection; adding a new section to chapter 70.41 RCW; and prescribing penalties.

SUMMARY OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE BILL COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL
(1) Requires a hospital that does not provide sexual assault evidence kit collection or does not have appropriate providers available at all times to create a plan in consultation with the local community sexual assault agency to assist individuals in obtaining the sexual assault evidence kit collection at a facility that provides the collection. (2) Removes the requirement on hospitals that do not provide sexual assault evidence kit collection or may not have an appropriate provider available to provide a list of the nearest facilities that provide such collection, and instead requires these hospitals to: o provide notice that it cannot perform the collection within two hours of the request for the sexual assault evidence kit collection, rather than two hours from intake; and o coordinate care with the local community sexual assault agency and assist the patient in finding a facility with an appropriate provider available.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2585&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)