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Jun 08, 2021

When must confinement facilities offer pregnancy tests to victims of sexually abusive vaginal penetration while incarcerated?


PREA Standard 115.83(d) provides that inmate victims of sexually abusive vaginal penetration while incarcerated shall be offered pregnancy tests. PREA Standard 115.83(e) provides that victims who are pregnant as a result of such penetration shall receive timely information about, and access to, all lawful pregnancy-related medical services. In order for facilities to provide timely information and access to services, they must also provide timely testing. Timely testing shall be consistent with the community level of care, as described in PREA Standard 115.83(c).

Standard: 115.83