Forensic Rape Exam (FRE) Frequently Asked Questions

Forensic Rape Exam (FRE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is a "forensic exam?"

What is a "forensic exam?"

The term "forensic exam" means an examination provided to a sexual assault survivor by medical personnel trained to gather evidence of a sexual assault in a manner suitable for use in a court of law. The Department of Health refers to the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women "A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations" for a detailed list of the elements of a forensic examination.

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