State v. DePastino

In State v. DePastino, 228 Conn. 552 638 A.2d 578 (1994), the Court held that "in cases of sexual abuse in the home, hearsay statements made in the course of medical treatment which reveal the identity of the abuser, are reasonably pertinent to treatment and are admissible." Id., at 565. Although the facts of DePastino were limited to statements made to a physician in the course of obtaining medical treatment, the rule was expanded subsequently in State v. Cruz, 260 Conn. 1, 792 A.2d 823 (2002).