A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would require the state’s 31 acute-care hospitals to make forensic nurses available to patients. These specially trained nurses handle cases of sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence and other emergency trauma patients. These nurses are also specially trained in collecting evidence, such as fingernails, hairs and body swabs, which is crucial in the age of DNA testing.
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. (Stamford Advocate, 03/12/07)