The Washington States Guidelines are meant to be a resource and the framework for providing sexual assault medical forensic care in the state. These guidelines are not intended to include all the medical evaluations and tests which may be necessary for an individual patient. Likewise, not all steps will be appropriate for every patient. The Tri-tech Kit re-3WA is designed to work with these guidelines and meets the requirements of the Washington State Crime Lab.
These guidelines were developed by a committee which included representatives from medical specialists, sexual assault nurse examiners, attorneys, forensic scientists, and law enforcement in Washington State. Development was sponsored by the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, with support from the WA State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.