Palomar Health's California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center

In 2022, Palomar Health became the designated hospital-based training center for forensic medical evidentiary exams in the state of California.

Established by Penal Code Section 13823.93, the Palomar Health CCFMTC ensures that medical evidentiary examinations are conducted in a standard and consistent manner throughout California. This is accomplished through the development of standardized forms, protocols and trainings made available to qualified healthcare professionals, law enforcement, prosecutors, forensic scientists, advocates, and the courts throughout the state.
 

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Live Trainings

Palomar Health’s CCFMTC is proud to be working in collaboration with SAFE teams and hospitals to bring live trainings to various locations in California throughout 2023. The goal is to create equal access to live trainings throughout the state and work in partnership with SAFE teams in rural areas.

 

The Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Training Program covers fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for adult and adolescent survivors of sexual assault. The course focuses on the use of the Cal OES 2-923 Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Report form and instructions. This course is designed to teach basic knowledge and skills for either inexperienced or experienced examiners. Completion of online prerequisites is required prior to attending the live trainings. Training and lodging scholarships are available to those who qualify.

  • Registration Fees: $300 (in-state) | $400 (out-of-state)
  • California Board of Nursing (BRN) Credits: 40 contact hours
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits: 40 contact hours


The Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Training Program focuses on the fundamental medical examination procedures and techniques for performing both acute and non-acute examinations for children under 12 and young adolescents. Emphasis will be on the documentation of injuries, the collection of evidence and the interpretation of findings. The course focuses on pediatric and adolescent techniques and issues that will assist the examiner to accomplish the task in a gentle, non-traumatic manner. The training will also focus on two statutorily mandated forms in California for this age group: Cal OES 2-930 and Cal OES 2-925. Completion of online prerequisites is required prior to attending the live trainings. Training and lodging scholarships are available to those who qualify.

  • Registration Fees: $300 (in-state) | $400 (out-of-state)
  • California Board of Nursing (BRN) Credits: 40 contact hours
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits: 40 contact hours


Please click here for the dates and locations of each training. We will keep you updated as we continue to add additional dates and locations. For questions, contact Destine.TevesBorrego@PalomarHealth.org.

These training courses are supported by grant funds awarded by the California Medical Training Center (EM) Program through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

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