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Article - Criminal Procedure


    (a)    The nearest facility to which a victim of sexual assault may be taken shall be designated by the Maryland Department of Health in cooperation with:

        (1)    the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland; and

        (2)    the State’s Attorney in the subdivision where the sexual assault occurred.

    (b)    (1)    A police officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff who receives a report of an alleged sexual assault shall offer the alleged victim the opportunity to be taken immediately to the nearest facility.

        (2)    The offer shall be made without regard for the place of the alleged sexual assault or where it is reported.

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