Beshear Provides Funding to Train Hospitals on Sexual Assault Forensic Exams for Victims

Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs are working together to train hospitals on providing legally required services to victims of sexual assault. Beshear’s office has provided KASAP and its executive director, Eileen Recktenwald, with $30,000 in drug settlement funds to create and administer the statewide training to better serve victims. Under Kentucky law, all hospitals that offer emergency services must provide a free sexual assault forensic exam kit to all victims; contact a local rape crisis center to provide advocacy; contact law enforcement to collect reported kits when a victim consents; and preserve all SAFE kits not reported to law enforcement for one year in compliance with state law.

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