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Bill requiring hospitals to have specially trained nurses for rape victims is 'important' but challenging, officials say

Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois, signed a bill I personally welcome with open arms: a new law that requires all Illinois hospitals have specially-trained nurses ready to treat rape victims.

For some, this may seem like legislative overkill - another example of an expensive and unnecessary mandate. After all, aren't ER nurses already schooled in how to deal with victims of trauma?

If you are asking that question, I can all but guarantee you have never been sexually assaulted or are close to someone who has been a

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