Rauner signs law requiring Illinois hospitals have nurses trained to treat rape victims

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All sexual assault victims who enter an Illinois emergency room will soon be treated by a nurse trained to care for them.

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday night that will require hospitals to train enough medical providers in how to treat sexual assault patients that when a victim arrives, a trained provider is present within 90 minutes. Hospitals will have until Jan. 1, 2022, to comply.