Response to Sexual Abuse - National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Response to Sexual Abuse

Standard I-03 Forensic Information does allow for health staff to collect evidence from the inmate-victim with his or her consent. If evidence is collected on-site, then standard B-05 Response to Sexual Abuse elaborates more on the requirements for in-house procedures. One other standard to consider is B-04 Federal Sexual Abuse Regulations, which requires facilities to have written policies and procedures regarding the detection, prevention and reduction of rape consistent with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. [Note: This reply is accurate for both the 2008 and 2014 editions of the Standards, although the standard names used are from the 2014 edition.]

— From CorrectCare Volume 28, Issue 2, Spring 2014