All public and private general acute care hospitals either shall comply with the standards for the examination and treatment of victims of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault, including child molestation, and the collection and preservation of evidence therefrom, specified in Section 13823.11 of the Penal Code, and the protocol and guidelines therefor established pursuant to Section 13823.5 of the Penal Code, or they shall adopt a protocol for the immediate referral of these victims to a local hospital that so complies, and shall notify local law enforcement agencies, the district attorney, and local victim assistance agencies of the adoption of the referral protocol.
(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 812, Sec. 1.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018