Alta Vista Regional Hospital may not have followed its own policy in handling a rape victim in November.
The hospital is supposed to provide alternatives to rape victims when they arrive at the emergency room, said Joan Krohn, a member of Women’s Health Advocates, a group of nurses, social workers and residents.
The local hospital has rape kits that help prosecutors prove rapes, while St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe has nurses certified in examining sexual assaults, she said.
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