Palomar Health's Forensic Health Services Takes On New Countywide Role
Feb 06, 2017
Palomar Health’s Forensic Health Services has taken on a new countywide role in the investigation of non-fatal strangulation cases and other forms of domestic violence. Our trained Forensic Nurse Examiners will perform forensic medical exams for the purposes of documenting injuries sustained during domestic violence assaults, including strangulation. These services will be provided at Palomar Health, San Diego Family Justice Center; or in an emergency situation, authorized by law enforcement, exams may be performed at offsite facilities such as, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, police and sheriff departments, jails, morgues, or alternate offsite exams. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced an agreement on February 2 that outlines a coordinated community response on handling non-fatal strangulation cases—which show a much greater likelihood of leading to homicide. “Strangulation is one of ...

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