Rape Policy Term Definition

as a reviewable sentinel event, is defined as un-consented sexual contact involving a patient and another patient, staff member, or unknown perpetrator while being treated or on the premises of the health care organization, including oral, vaginal, or anal penetration or fondling of the patient’s sex organ(s) by another individual’s hand, sex organ, or object. One or more of the following must be present to determine reviewability.

  • Any staff witnessed sexual contact as described above
  • Sufficient clinical evidence obtained by the organization to support allegations of un-consented sexual contact
  • Admission by the perpetrator that sexual contact, as described above, occurred on the premises