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IAFN Government Affairs Committee releases Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act Overview

Monday, November 7, 2016  
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What does the new Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act mean for my patients?

  • Applies to federal courts, crimes committed in national parks, on tribal lands,
    on federal property, and in the District of Columbia.
  • Survivors cannot be charged for a sexual assault evidence collection kit1.
  • They have the right to be informed of testing results.
  • They have the right to be notified in writing 60 days beforehand if the kit is 
    going to be destroyed, and to request that the kit be preserved.
  • They have the right to have their kit preserved for the entire applicable statute
    of limitations.

Read the full document.


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