Palomar Health is the hospital-based training center designated as the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center (CCFMTC). 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.
Palomar Heath’s CCFMTC is proud to announce the current trainings scheduled for 2023 led by CCFMTC Medical Director, Dr. Angela Vickers. Dr. Vickers has been a Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) for 30 years and Adult SAFE for 20 years. 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 on-line prerequisites is required prior to attending the live trainings.
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 on-line prerequisites is required prior to attending the live trainings.
Registration fees for Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric SAFE Training Programs are $300 (in-state) and $400 (out-of-state); however, training and lodging scholarships are available to those who qualify. Upon completion of each course, attendees can receive 40 contact hours of California Board of Nursing (BRN) credits or 40 contact hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
Please refer to the CCFMTC 2023 Training Flyer for the dates and locations of each training. We will keep you updated as we continue to add additional dates and locations. For questions and registration instructions, contact Destine.TevesBorrego@PalomarHealth.org.
Registered participants of the 3-Day Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Training for healthcare professionals on Feb. 6-8, 2023 will need to complete the required prerequisite training curriculum to be able to receive the full 40 contact hours.
Palomar Health is an approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #195 for 40 Contact Hours.
Refund Policy: Refunds for training registration fees will be granted if the CCFMTC is notified by email at least one week before the first day of the associated training. Please email CCFMTC@palomarhealth.org for refund related inquiries. Training registration fees waived with scholarship and no refunds are applicable.
This publication was supported by funding awarded by the Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Medical Training Program (MCTO) State General Fund for EM22 01 1053 through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).