On September 1, 2013, Texas Senate Bill 1191 became law. The new law became part of the HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE; TITLE 4. HEALTH FACILITIES; SUBTITLE G. PROVISION OF SERVICES IN CERTAIN FACILITIES; CHAPTER 323. EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. It requires that all professionally licensed nursing and medical personnel who work in emergency departments across Texas be prepared to collect evidence from patients with a presenting complaint of sexual assault. Prior to providing this care, healthcare professionals must complete basic evidence collection training. The completion of this training will help to bring the best possible care to patients that outcry to sexual assault as well as bring healthcare professionals (and the Emergency Departments in which they work) into compliance with the law.
Medical Eagle offers two educational activities for Registered Nurses on Forensic Evidence Collection that award 4-contact hours (or 7-contact hours) as well as technical assistance training for ancillary healthcare departments and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members. Class offerings will be posted as they are scheduled. Click on the button below to get put on our email list (we will never share your information with anyone for any reason). We do travel and are more than happy to discuss training in your community (click the "contact us" below to begin the process).