2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:556 - Duties of the commission

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:556 (2018)

§556. Duties of the commission

            A.(1) The commission shall develop recommendations for a standardized sexual assault collection kit and protocols for forensic medical examinations of victims of sexually oriented criminal offenses to be used statewide. The recommendations shall include but are not limited to recommendations for the physical dimensions, labeling, and contents of the collection kit, as well as recommendations regarding the collection and preservation of evidence from the examination and the identification of appropriate entities to perform the examination.

            (2) The commission shall continuously review its standards and protocols and make subsequent recommendations as needed to ensure that the sexual assault collection kit and forensic medical examination protocols are up to date with technological advancements and best practices.

            B. The office of the attorney general shall adopt all rules necessary to implement the recommendations for a standardized sexual assault collection kit and protocols for forensic medical examinations and any subsequent recommendations. All rules shall be adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

            Acts 2011, No. 318, §1, eff. June 28, 2011; Acts 2018, No. 354, §1.

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