Intimate Partner Violence

  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
      The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) opposes laws and other policies that require nurses to report the results of screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) to law enforcement or other regulatory agencies without the consent of the woman who experiences the IPV. Nurses and other health care professionals, however, should become familiar with laws on mandatory reporting in their states and comply as applicable. To protect the woman’s safety, AWHONN supports policies that require a woman’s consent before reporting occurs.
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