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Webinar Series on Hospital Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault - Recording

March 22, 2018
April 12, 2018

HANYS, DOH, and GNYHA are co-hosting a webinar series on the legal, regulatory, and clinical issues surrounding care of victims of sexual assault.

You must register for each webinar separately.

February 7: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Webinar 1: Overview of New York State Laws and DOH Regulations Regarding the Treatment and Care of Sexual Offense Victims

  • Overview of emergency medical treatment laws and regulations: Jonathan Karmel, DOH, Associate Counsel

  • Forensic Rape Examination Direct Reimbursement Program: Shelby Foster, OVS, Associate Attorney

March 8: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Webinar 2: Trauma-Informed Care, Re-victimization, Community Partners, and Legal Proceedings

  • Victim-centered care: Optimizing relationships between advocates, forensic scientists, healthcare providers, law enforcement representatives, and prosecutors: William Shea, Senior Investigator, Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit, NYS, and Josie Torielli, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault

  • Developing policies, trainings, and other resources for success: Jordan Foster, M.D., Director, Government and Community Affairs, Emergency Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Evidence collection integrity, medical record documentation, and court testimony: Eric Rosenbaum, Deputy Chief, Special Victims Bureau and Chief of DNA Prosecutions, Office of the Queens County District Attorney

March 22: 10 - 11 a.m.
Webinar 3: The Sexual Assault Medical and Forensic Examination Process: How to Operationalize Regulations

  • Protocols on the care of patients reporting sexual assault, including triage/intake, informed consent, equipment, photography, forensic examination, alcohol- and drug-facilitated sexual assault, preservation and storage of evidence, documentation, confidentiality, discharge and follow-up: Nancy Harris, Nurse Practitioner and Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program Manager, St. Peter’s Health Partners

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, STIs, and pregnancy: Marcia Kindlon, Director of Clinical Programs, DOH AIDS Institute

  • Patient options for reporting sexual offense to law enforcement and chain of custody: William Shea

April 12: 10 - 11 a.m.
Webinar 4: Forensic Evidence Collection

  • Sexual assault forensic evidence collection kit, and drug-facilitated sexual assault kit, and training video: William Schaefer, Victim Services Unit Manager, DCJS

  • Protocols for evidence integrity: Nicole Zevotek, Assistant Director of Biological Science, NYSP

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