A Medical Forensic Exam is a process in which a trained nurse gathers physical evidence from a victim/survivor following an assault. This can include collecting DNA, documenting injuries, recording the victim/survivors account of the assault, and providing any needed testing or medications.
- Evidence can be collected up to 120 hours following an assault (120 hours)
- Victim/survivors that choose to receive a medical forensic exam are NOT required to report to police. Evidence can be recorded and stored anonymously.
- All medical forensic exams are performed by a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
- The victim/survivor chooses which parts of the exam they would like performed. They can stop the exam at any time