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Text of the SANE Deployment Act

This bill was introduced on May 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1986

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Fortenberry, Mrs. Hartzler, and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To provide for the assignment of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent to brigades and equivalent units of the Armed Forces.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Deployment Act or SANE Deployment Act.

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent

(a)

Assignment to certain military units

Section 584 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 ( Public Law 112–81 ; 10 U.S.C. 1561 note) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (d) and (e), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c):

(c)

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent

(1)

Assignment requirements

The Secretary of each military department shall assign at least one Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent to each brigade or equivalent unit level of each armed force under the jurisdiction of that Secretary unless assignment to other units is determined to be more practicable and effective by the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of the military department concerned may assign additional Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent as necessary based on the demographics or needs of a military unit. The Secretary of the military department concerned may waive the assignment requirement for a specific unit level if that Secretary determines that compliance will impose an undue burden, except that the Secretary shall notify Congress of each waiver and explain how compliance would impose an undue burden.

(2)

Eligible persons

On and after October 1, 2015, only members of the armed forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense may be assigned to duty as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent. The Secretary of the military department concerned may satisfy paragraph (1) through the assignment of additional personnel to a unit or by assigning the duties of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent to current personnel of the unit, so long as such personnel meet the training and certification requirements of subsection (d).

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(b)

Training and certification

Subsection (d) of such section, as redesignated by subsection (a)(1), is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking assigned under subsection (a) and Sexual Assault Victim Advocates assigned under subsection (b) and inserting , Sexual Assault Victim Advocates, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent assigned under this section;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following new sentence: In the case of the curriculum and other components of the program for certification of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent, the Secretary of Defense shall consult with the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification.; and

(3)

in paragraph (3), by adding at the end the following new sentence: On and after October 1, 2015, before a member or civilian employee may be assigned to duty as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent under subsection (c), the member or employee must have completed the training program required by paragraph (1) and obtained the certification..

(c)

Clerical amendment

The heading of such section is amended to read as follows:

584.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Sexual Assault Victim Advocates, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent

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