|HB 1016 - DIGEST|
|(AS OF HOUSE 2ND READING 2/07/19)|
Requires a hospital that does not provide sexual assault evidence kit collection, or have appropriate providers available to provide the collection at all times, to develop a plan by July 1, 2020, to assist individuals with obtaining the collection.
Requires a hospital that does not perform the collection or have appropriate providers available to, beginning July 1, 2020: (1) Provide notice, within two hours of a request, to an individual who presents in the emergency department and requests a collection that the hospital does not perform the collection or does not have appropriate providers available; and
(2) Coordinate care with the local community sexual assault agency and assist the patient in finding a facility with an appropriate provider available.