FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAM
A forensic medical examination is an exam performed to collect evidence for law enforcement and assess victims for potential injuries and health needs. A trained victim advocate is present at each medical exam to provide support and crisis intervention to the victim, their friends, and family. Victims may have an advocate accompany them through as much or as little of the exam as they choose. The exam is performed by specially trained medical professionals called S.A.N.E.'s.
If an assault has occurred in the last 120 hours, and you would like to request a forensic medical exam, please call 911.
What is a S.A.N.E.?
S.A.N.E. stands for Sexual Assualt Nurse Examiner. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is contracted with The Teal House to offer victims the forensic exam. The S.A.N.E. is a specially trained, certified nurse who collects evidence for law enforcement.The S.A.N.E. program is designed for registered nurses or nurse practitioners interested in providing forensic medical assessment and care to adult and adolescent survivors of sexual assault.