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MSPs back bill allowing rape victims to self-refer for forensic exams

MSPs have backed plans to allow victims of rape and sexual assault to provide forensic evidence without reporting the assault to the police.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh.

Date - 5th October 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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The Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill will support recovery health services for anyone in Scotland who has experienced rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse. It allows victims to self-refer to health...
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