The Prison Rape Elimination Act and the related standards were developed to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in corrections. However, neither PREA nor the Standards provide specific guidance regarding evaluating a patient and documenting the evaluation. This presentation explores through case examples what constitutes forensic evidence and the ethical challenges facing both medical and behavioral health professionals in conducting and documenting PREA evaluations.
Discuss guidelines for appropriate documentation related to forensic examinations and behavioral health evaluations conducted pursuant to PREA
Explain the legal and ethical implications of considering forensic evidence when conducting PREA forensic examinations and behavioral health evaluations
Describe the challenges in conducting and documenting PREA evaluations