Sexual Assault Survivor Treatment

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. 

May 18, 2020

IDPH Guidance: Sexual Assault Emergency Services in EDs During COVID-19 Pandemic

To reassure survivors that hospital EDs are safe, equipped, and ready to provide treatment for sexual assault and domestic violence during the COVID-19 outbreak, IDPH offers guidance.

Apr 28, 2020

SASETA Updates: Final Rule and New Statistics Reporting Form

IDPH published adopted amendments to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Code in the April 24, 2020 Illinois Register.

Mar 11, 2020

Reporting Documents for the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act

The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act requires treatment hospitals to report certain statistics semiannually. Please use IDPH's updated spreadsheet and definitions for this reporting.

Jan 21, 2020

Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment 2-Hour Online Training Available

View mandated Sexual Assault and Medical Forensic Services online training for Emergency Department Clinical Staff in treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals with pediatric transfer. 

Jan 17, 2020

OAG Two-Hour Online Training Instructions

The office of the Illinois Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program has made available a two-hour online training to hospitals.

Jan 16, 2020

IHA Comments on Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Code

IHA submits comments on the Notice of Proposed Amendments: Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Code as published in the December 2, 2019 Illinois Register
 

Jan 14, 2020

New Evidence Collection Kit Order Form

Hospitals can reorder Illinois sexual assault kits by faxing or emailing the new form. Orders cannot exceed 24 kits and should cover only three months, due to changes that may occur.

Dec 18, 2019

Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Updates

IHA summarizes emergency treatment updates for sexual assault survivors.

Dec 17, 2019

New Medical Forensic Services Fact Sheet

Treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer are required to provide this fact sheet to sexual assault and sexual abuse patients.

Jul 17, 2019

P.A. 101-73: Transfers of Sexual Assault Survivors and Expense Worksheet

This new law allows treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer to accept transfers of sexual assault survivors 13 years or older from a transfer hospital. 

Jul 15, 2019

Template for SANE Personnel Budget Expenses

Developed by the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force, see sample template for estimating the personnel cost of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.

Jun 14, 2019

Sample Template for Pediatric Transfers

See a final sample template for a Written Agreement for Acute Pediatric Transfers.

Jan 11, 2019

New Emergency Rules Re: Submission of Treatment/Transfer Plans to IDPH

IDPH has published emergency rules to ensure hospitals and pediatric healthcare facilities submit treatment plans to the department as soon as possible to implement provisions from PA 100-775.

Dec 31, 2018

Additional Resources for New SASETA Requirements

The Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force has developed additional resources to aid in compliance with the new requirements.

Dec 13, 2018

Timeline and FAQ for New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment

Public Act 100-0775 significantly revised the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA) with many new requirements for hospitals effective January 1, 2019.

Dec 12, 2018

November 13 Webinar Materials

Audio, presentation and handouts from the New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment webinar held on November 13, 2018.

Sep 12, 2018

New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment

House Bill 5245 and Senate Bill 3404 have been signed by the Governor and are now Public Act 100-0775 and Public Act 100-1087.

Aug 27, 2018

Update to Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Code

The Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Code has been updated on written consent for release of sexual assault evidence to law enforcement for testing.

Nov 10, 2017

Voucher Instructions

IHA outlines step-by-step instructions for hospitals to generate a voucher for follow-up with a survivor of sexual assault.

Nov 03, 2017

Sexual Assault Survivor Guide

IHA encourages hospitals to use the Illinois Attorney General's guide on laws governing healthcare providers who care for surivors of sexual assault

Nov 01, 2017

New Laws, Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits and Forms

Listen to IHA's Nov. 1, 2017 webinar—"New Laws, Sexual Assault Survivor Evidence Collection Kits and Forms"—and access the presentation slides.

Jan 09, 2017

Patient Discharge Instructions

The Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services provides patient discharge materials for hospital use with survivors of sexual assault.

Dec 19, 2016

Patient Consent Test Form

Hospitals should use the Illinois State Police patient consent form addressing the collection of and testing or holding of evidence related to sexual assault.

Sep 15, 2015

New Billing Requirements

Hospitals must issue survivors of sexual assault a billing notice and payment authorization voucher, according to Public Act 99-0454, effective January 1, 2016.