New bill requires hospitals to keep sex assault nurses on staff
from Beaumont Enterprise
From Aug. 24, 2013:
Some of the most important decisions rape victims will make about their cases often occur in the hours immediately after their assault, when the trauma is still fresh and decision making processes can be muddled. Brenda Garrison, a certified sexual assault nurse examiner, has seen too many cases where a victim of rape seeks treatment and is referred to her, but never arrives - whether because they lacked transportation from the hospital or for other causes.
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