Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 323 establishes requirements for emergency services and forensic examination programs for survivors of sexual assault. Hospitals licensed under HSC Chapter 241 and freestanding emergency medical care facilities licensed under HSC Chapter 254 must provide standardized information forms to survivors of sexual assault in accordance with HSC Section 323.005. These forms are provided below.
Facilities may not make any changes to the information sheets. Facilities may print and make copies for distribution.
- Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault - SAFE-Ready Facility - (PDF in English)
- Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault - SAFE-Ready Facility - (PDF in Spanish)
Under HSC Section §323.0015, if a licensed hospital or a licensed FEMC facility notifies the Health and Human Services Commission that it employs or contracts with a sexual assault forensic examiner or uses a telemedicine system of sexual assault forensic examiners to provide consultation to a licensed nurse or physician when conducting a sexual assault forensic medical examination, then HHSC shall designate that facility as a sexual assault forensic exam ready (SAFE-ready) facility.
A health care facility that is not a SAFE-ready facility must provide survivors of sexual assault with this form in accordance with HSC Section §323.0051:
- Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault - Non-SAFE-Ready Facility - (PDF in English)
- Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault - Non-SAFE-Ready Facility - (PDF in Spanish)
Find a SAFE-Ready Facility
Download a list of Health Care Facilities (Excel) that have self-reported as being SAFE-ready.
Note: The list of SAFE-ready facilities is based on facility self-reports to HHSC. A facility's status may have changed since the time of the publication. Email Health Facility Licensing to update your facility's designation or contact information.