New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment: Nov. 13

Time: 1:00 PM




This complimentary webinar is open to staff at IHA member hospitals and health systems.

Registration includes program material and one phone/Internet connection. We encourage multiple staff from the same facility submit one registration as a group and gather together to participate on one phone/Internet connection.

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Hospitals play an important role in caring for sexual assault survivors. A new law revising the Illinois Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA), Public Act 100-0775, goes into effect on January 1, 2019. This webinar will guide hospital leaders through the significant changes to (SASETA) and the numerous new requirements for hospitals, including:

  • Revised treatment and transfer plans

  • Ongoing training for emergency department staff

  • Photo documentation and storage

  • Memorandum of understanding with a rape crisis center

  • Semi-annual reporting of statistics

  • 24/7 availability of qualified medical provider availability—defined as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) or child abuse pediatrician—by January 1, 2022

In addition, the law creates a new category of treatment hospital—treatment hospital with approved pediatric transfer—requiring the submission of an area-wide treatment plan. Transfer hospitals also have some new compliance requirements for approving transfer plans.

This webinar will review the new hospital requirements and provide helpful compliance information.

Continuing Education Credit
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 1.5 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the requirements for each hospital category and determine which is the best fit for the hospital: treatment, treatment with approved pediatric transfer or transfer

  • Develop new treatment, transfer and area-wide treatment plans

  • Understand the necessary steps in preparing for compliance on January 1, 2019

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Medical Officer

  • Chief Nurse Executive

  • Chief Quality Officer

  • Head of Emergency Department

  • In-house Counsel

  • Government Relations Personnel

  • Compliance Officer

  • SANE Coordinator


Karen Senger, BSN, RN, Division Chief, Division of Health Care Facilities and Programs, Illinois Department of Public Health
Sandy Kraiss, Vice President, Health Policy and Finance, Illinois Health and Hospital Association