Forensic Science Organization to Draft Standards for Sexual Assault Examinations


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Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST

OSAC seeks qualified applicants for new forensic nursing subcommittee

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), which is administered by NIST, will launch a new subcommittee that will draft standards for collecting physical evidence from victims of sexual assault. The goal of the new standards will be to improve the quality of care for victims and help ensure that evidence is properly collected and preserved until a crime lab can analyze it. OSAC is seeking experts to serve on the new forensic nursing subcommittee, named for the professional caregivers who conduct many sexual assault examinations. Click HERE for more information and application requirements.