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SAFE

Date of Publication:

5/7/2019

Definition:

A medical-forensic examination of a sexual assault patient (victim or suspect) by a specially trained healthcare provider known as a SAMFE. The SAFE includes a medical-forensic history; physical examination; collection of evidence, documentation of biological and physical findings; and evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and other non-acute medical concerns.

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Related Glossary Terms:

SAFE Kit

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