Healthcare professionals are among the first responders to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. IHA offers resources to aid Illinois hospitals in providing compassionate care to survivors.
The Illinois General Assembly passed a rewrite of the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. IHA negotiated bill language with the Attorney General’s office to help hospitals comply.
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is offering two upcoming educational opportunities for those who provide care to sexual assault survivors.
IHA outlines step-by-step instructions for hospitals to generate a voucher for follow-up with a survivor of sexual assault.
IHA encourages hospitals to use the Illinois Attorney General's guide on laws governing healthcare providers who care for surivors of sexual assault
Listen to IHA's Nov. 1, 2017 webinar—"New Laws, Sexual Assault Survivor Evidence Collection Kits and Forms"—and access the presentation slides.
The Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services provides patient discharge materials for hospital use with survivors of sexual assault.
Hospitals should use the Illinois State Police patient consent form addressing the collection of and testing or holding of evidence related to sexual assault.
Hospitals must issue survivors of sexual assault a billing notice and payment authorization voucher, according to Public Act 99-0454, effective January 1, 2016.