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. 

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.

Apr 20, 2018

Sexual Assault Provider Training

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is offering two upcoming educational opportunities for those who provide care to sexual assault survivors.

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.