In 2001, Futures Without Violence produced the first State by State Legislative Report Card on Health Care Laws and Domestic Violence. Following in 2010, FUTURES produced a Compendium of State Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care that updated and replaced the earlier publication. The third edition was (2013) newly titled: Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care, and included a new chapter: Tribal Codes on Domestic Violence and Promising Programs in Indian Country. This fourth edition (2019) continues to provide the most recent updates to state and territory laws, statutes, and policies; updated summaries for state public health work; a revised section on tribal codes on domestic violence; and a new section on trauma-informed mandatory reporting.
The Compendium is an at-a-glance summary of state and U.S. territory laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence in health care settings. It includes analyses and themes that reflect policy and programmatic changes made in the last two decades by leaders in the fields of health care, policy and domestic/sexual violence advocacy. FUTURES invited staff from every state and territory department of health and/domestic violence coalition to review their respective summary and provide feedback; the Compendium reflects these comments. While some states/territories reported on sexual assault policies and programs, this compendium is not an exhaustive review of health policies and programs that relate to sexual assault. Additionally, policies change quickly and may have changed since we invited feedback from the field. If there has been a change or an omission on our part please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Relevant state and territory laws were researched to ensure correct citations through both state legislative web pages and LexisNexus.
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