Self-re­fer­ral for vic­tims

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MSPS are to consider a pro­posal that would al­low vic­tims of rape and sex­ual of­fences to re­fer them­selves to NHS fa­cil­i­ties for foren­sic med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions with­out in­volv­ing the po­lice.

The move is part of the Foren­sic Med­i­cal Ser­vices (Vic­tims of Sex­ual Of­fences) (Scot­land) Bill, which was put for­ward by Health Sec­re­tary Jeane Free­man two weeks ago.

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