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. 

Jul 06, 2022

Sexual Assault Outpatient Hospital Treatment Services Rate

The Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a provider notice to inform providers of a minimum $1,000 reimbursement for sexual assault outpatient forensic hospital services.

May 13, 2022

Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act Updates

Comprehensive SASETA updates from IHA include a reminder on emergency department clinical staff training and updates on legislative action and regulations.

Jan 03, 2022

New Medical Forensic Fact Sheet

An updated the Medical Forensic Fact Sheet is now available from the Office of the Attorney General. Hospitals should immediately use this new fact sheet to ensure compliance with the new law.

Oct 13, 2021

Adopted Rules Include SAFE Definition and ISP CheckPoint Requirement

IDPH recently adopted several amendments to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act, which were published in the Illinois Register on Oct. 8.

Jun 28, 2021

New Law Makes Significant Changes to SASETA

The Governor has signed into law House Bill 1739/Public Act 102-0022, which makes significant changes to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA).

Dec 01, 2020

Guide to Establishing an On-Call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

The Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force recently released its Guide to Establishing an On-Call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program.

Jun 08, 2020

New Law Temporarily Adds FQHCs to SASETA

P.A. 101-0634 temporarily adds approved federally qualified health centers to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. 

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.

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.