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August 27, 2021

Who is a “qualified third party”?

For the purposes of completing a certification of sexual assault, a “qualified third party” is:

  • a program director of a sexual assault center;
  • a sexual assault advocate, who must be a licensed clinical social worker or licensed professional counselor;
  • any healthcare provider that conducted a forensic medical examination of the sexual assault victim; or
  • a prosecuting attorney or investigating law enforcement officer who has personal involvement in the investigation or prosecution of any criminal case related to the sexual assault.1

1 La. Rev. Stat. § 9:3261.2(A)(4)

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