By Azeb Tuji
Washington State Journal 

Bill increases access to sexual assault examiner training


January 20, 2022

Harborview Medical Center is the only hospital in Washington that provides training for nurses to become sexual-assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in the Legislature is aimed at taking down barriers to training, especially for those coming from rural and underserved areas.

The House Health Care & Wellness Committee had a virtual session Jan. 10 to discuss HB 1621, which 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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