Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 323.0045
Basic Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Collection Training


A person who performs a forensic medical examination on a sexual assault survivor must complete at least two hours of basic forensic evidence collection training or the equivalent education that conforms to the evidence collection protocol developed by the attorney general under Section 420.031 (Evidence Collection Protocol; Kits), Government Code.


A person who completes a continuing medical or nursing education course in forensic evidence collection described by Section 156.057 (Continuing Education in Forensic Evidence Collection) or 301.306 (Forensic Evidence Collection Component in Continuing Education), Occupations Code, that is approved or recognized by the appropriate licensing board is considered to have completed basic forensic evidence collection training for purposes of this chapter.


Each health care facility that has an emergency department and that is not a SAFE-ready facility shall develop a written policy to ensure that a person described by Subsection (a) completes training on basic forensic evidence collection in accordance with this section.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 162 (S.B. 1191), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1063 (H.B. 3152), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 460 (S.B. 1402), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 323.0045 — Basic Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Collection Training, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­323.­htm#323.­0045 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 323.0045’s source at texas​.gov