California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 13823.7

The protocol adopted pursuant to Section 13823.5 for the medical treatment of victims of sexual assault, which includes the examination and treatment of victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault, including child molestation, and the collection and preservation of evidence therefrom shall include provisions for all of the following:

(a) Notification of injuries and a report of suspected child sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities.

(b) Obtaining consent for the examination, for the treatment of injuries, for the collection of evidence, and for the photographing of injuries.

(c) Taking a patient history of sexual assault and other relevant medical history.

(d) Performance of the physical examination for evidence of sexual assault.

(e) Collection of physical evidence of assault.

(f) Collection of other medical specimens.

(g) Procedures for the preservation and disposition of physical evidence.


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