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House looks at bill to expand sexual assault exam training

by Elinor Smith

University of Montana Legislative News Service

HELENA— The House Judiciary committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that supporters say would address substantial problems with how Montana responds to sexual assault cases by expanding sexual assault nurse examiner, or SANE, training and services to rural communities.

Rep. Amy Regier, R-Kalispell, is sponsoring House Bill 79. She says the bill will provide the Department of Justice the ability to address sexual assault at a statewide level to provide trauma-informed medical care that is not only crucial to the health and saf...

 

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