The Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on the 26th November 2019 by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP.
The Bill places duties on health boards regarding forensic medical services for victims of sexual offences (and harmful sexual behaviour by children under the age of 12).
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee published its stage 1 report on the Forensic Medial Services (Victims of Sexual Offences ) (Scotland) Bill on 7 September 2020.
- The Society has produced a stage 1 briefing document.
- We also published a briefing ahead of the Stage 3 proceedings on 10 December 2020.