Policies, guidelines and training requirements for providers of medical care to sexual assault patients
(1) Each hospital, emergency medical service provider, intermediate care facility, skilled nursing facility, long term care facility and residential care facility in this state shall adopt policies for the treatment or referral of acute sexual assault patients, if such policies are not otherwise provided for by statute or administrative rule.
(2)(a) Each hospital, emergency medical service provider, intermediate care facility, skilled nursing facility, long term care facility and residential care facility in this state that performs forensic medical examinations of sexual assault patients shall:
(A) Adopt, in addition to the facility’s own guidelines, if any, the State of Oregon Medical Guideline for Sexual Assault Evaluation of Adolescent and Adult Patients developed and published by the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.
(B) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, employ or contract with at least one sexual assault forensic examiner who has completed didactic training sufficient to satisfy the training requirement for certification by the Oregon SAE/SANE Certification Commission established by the Attorney General.
(b) Paragraph (a)(B) of this subsection does not apply to a hospital that performs forensic medical examinations only of sexual assault patients who are minors. Such a hospital may use physicians, physician assistants licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees) and nurses to conduct the examinations in consultation with a social worker trained in assisting sexual assault victims who are minors. [2011 c.511 §2; 2014 c.45 §28]
Note: See note under 147.401 (Sexual assault response teams).
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