Concerns not enough specialists to treat sex offenders
“While these new standards require a medical professional to be in place and have the experience to handle these cases, the new standards do not require medical professionals to be specialist sex offenders,” says Dr. William D. Shipp, the director of the Department of Law, in an April 12, 2013, statement.
In 2007 the Supreme Court struck down Colorado’s “three strikes law” that limited a person’s right to sue sex offenders when a physician, doctor of osteopathy, or podiatric physician failed to report a criminal sexual conduct. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled the new rules were a violation of federal law and the Colorado Medical Board must implement them. In order to comply with the new state standards there will need to be at least 515 state board-certified physicians and other medical providers.
The Center for Inquiry reports that in 2008 there were more than 130,000 reported violations of sex offender registration in the United Sta마사지tes, of which almost 2 million were sexual abuse or assault cases. In that year, about 19,000 sex offender registe골목red patients were admitted into psychiatric institutions, but only about 20 percent of those individuals received treatment and, as a result, almost all the patients were placed back into their homes. There was only one hospital in that state to serve an estimated 1,600 sex offenders.
“These laws have the effect of making it easier for sex offenders to keep on reoffending,” says Shipp. “That’s the very thing that led the Supreme Court to strike down sex offender registration law three years ago.”
Some fear state medical boards will not be ready to accept sex offenders. “They’ve been trying to make their state a model in this field,” says Shipp. “At first we thought they had all the right people in place, but they’ve got a backlog of cases. In order to get these doctors to move forward, people who have criminal records are going to have to become specialists, that’s what doctors will be asked to do. And this really hurts the vulnerable and vulnerable in society and it also hurts those sex offenders. What does that mean for our community’s youth?”
The problem is that there are not enough trained medical professionals who are qualified to handle these cases. “They’re all over the place in terms of their education and training, and they need professional help. I’ve seen it in every sex offender case크레이지 슬롯 I have worked on,” says Shipp. “There are all these new protocols in place, but the medical establishment hasn’t been trained t