State Rep. Jaime Greene this week voted in favor of a plan to offer more support to sexual assault survivors and strengthen efforts to bring their abusers to justice.
The legislation is part of an ongoing effort to improve the system in response to shortcomings uncovered by the investigation into assaults committed by Larry Nassar, the convicted physician who worked for MSU and USA Gymnastics. The proposals approved this week would improve standards related to the retention of medical records and provide more consequences for those who break the law.
“In the fight against sexual assault, our duty is clear: We must give survivors our unwavering support, listen to their experience, and empower them to reclaim their lives,” said Greene, R-Richmond. “We must also make sure the right procedures are in place to ensure perpetrators are held accountable for their heinous acts.”
House Bills 4120-25 would:
- Prohibit people in professional positions of authority from using their authority to prevent others from reporting criminal sexual conduct or child abuse.
- Require the permanent loss of a medical license for anyone convicted of sexual misconduct under the pretext of medical treatment.
- Provide sentencing guidelines for physicians intentionally failing to maintain medical records for certain invasive procedures.
- Distribute training materials to mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect.
- Prohibit schools from expelling or suspending a student who reports being a victim of sexual assault.
Each of the measures received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House. The plan now advances to the Senate for further consideration.
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