Bill increases availability of sexual assault nurse examiner training
Last updated 1/17/2022 at 10:46am
Harborview medical center is currently the only hospital in Washington State that provides training for nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in this year’s state Legislature is aimed at taking down barriers to training, especially for those coming from rural and underserved areas.
The House Health Care & Wellness Committee held a virtual session on Jan. 10 to discuss HB 1621, that would establish a stipend program for nurses for them to complete a training course designed by the international association of forensic nurses.
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