Update to Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Code
August 27, 2018
Final Rule Amendment to the Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Code
Effective August 2, 2018, the Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Code was updated to implement Public Act 99-801 with regard to written consent for the release of sexual assault evidence to law enforcement for testing and Public Act 99-173 which strikes language on the written collaborative agreements for advanced practice nurses and delegated authority for physician assistants in the treatment of sexual assault survivors. The final rule on this update was published in the August 17, 2018 Illinois Register, starting on page 16036.
IHA hosted a webinar on November 1, 2017 explaining these new requirements pertaining to patient consent to release evidence to law enforcement. The audio and slides from that webinar are available here.