Some other states have laws in place or are adopting new legislation to ensure access to SANE nurses. Some community-based solutions in NC also offer promise.
A survey of hospitals across NC found uneven results for staffing sexual assault nurse examiners. Some described rape victims visiting multiple hospitals until finding one with the proper personnel.
Federal law approved in 2020 lets Forest Service skip environmental analysis for many projects, including some that would be typical in NC mountains, raising concern among conservation groups.
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