New federal law creates grant program to help hospitals train sexual assault nurse examiners

Rape survivors can't just walk into any hospital in Washington state and find a nurse trained in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. That is about to change thanks to the tireless efforts of Leah Griffin from West Seattle. There is now funding that increases nationwide access to trained nurses who can perform sexual assault exams. Hana Kim talked with Leah and with Senator Patty Murray who co-sponsored the federal legislation recently signed into law that will provide grants to train nurses nationwide. Here is the story that aired on The Spotlight.

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