The Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault (Task Force) was created by Chapter 725 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly to assist in the implementation of the treatment and transfer requirements placed on hospitals and pediatric health care facilities for adult and pediatric survivors of sexual assault.
The primary responsibilities of the Task Force are to develop model documents, plans, and processes for these facilities to use, to educate these facilities on their obligations in treating or transferring survivors of sexual assault, and to increase the use of telemedicine in providing services to survivors of sexual assault.
The § 32.1-162.15:11(B) of the Code of Virginia requires the Task Force to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1 of each year regarding its activities and the status of implementation of the provisions of [Article 8 (§ 32.1-162.15:2 et seq.) of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia.
Resources for Hospitals
Virginia House of Delegates
Senate of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Social Services
Virginia State Police
Representatives of a Licensed Hospital
Licensed Pediatrician and Practitioner of Emergency Medicine
Licensed Physician and Practitioner of Emergency Medicine
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Member of Sexual Assault Survivor Advocacy Organization
Member of Child Advocacy Organization
Representative of a Forensic Clinic
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