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Tucson's 2nd exam site for sexual assault victims opens

Banner Health
Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 17:18:11-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A second forensic examination site for sexual assault victims has opened in Tucson.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the site opened last week at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.

In Arizona, such exams must have been completed by certified sexual assault nurse examiners for evidence from a survivor's sexual assault kit to be admissible in court.

Previously, victims of sexual assault who wanted to obtain a medical forensic exam had to go to Tucson Medical Center, where they would be met by a sexual assault forensic examiner affiliated with the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault.

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