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SANE Program

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse (R.N.) who has advanced education and clinical preparation in the forensic examination of sexual assault victims. SANEs ensure that sexual assault victims consistently receive prompt and compassionate emergency care. SANEs are skilled at identifying physical and psychological needs. They ensure that victims will receive appropriate medical care and know what evidence to look for, how to document injuries and other forensic evidence, and provide referrals to VT Network Member Programs and for follow-up medical care.

The SANE Board regulates and certifies Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Vermont.

Administrative Rules that outline the regulation of SANEs in Vermont.

*NEW* SANE Date Collection Requirements

The Vermont SANE Program has recently changed how we collect data on exams performed by SANEs in Vermont. Effective 7/1/16, all SANEs must complete an online form following each encounter with a sexual assault patient. This quick and easy form replaces the individual case and quarterly data collection that hospitals had previously been submitted on paper. Because of this change, the Vermont SANE program will also be able to provide statistics regarding the incidence of SANE exams statewide, and on the hospital and individual provider level.

To submit an individual case report, please click here.

Sexual Assault Billing Resources

NEW Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Resources

Resources for SANEs and other healthcare providers on procedures related to drug-facilitated sexual assault in Vermont.

Certification Information

  • Here is a flowchart outlining the certification process for SANEs
  • NEW Certification of Adult/Adolescent SANE
    • SANE Form A: Certification of Adult / Adolescent SANE Application & Documentation Checklist
    • SANE Form A1: Documentation of Successful Completion of Clinical Preceptorship
  • NEW Certification of Pediatric SANE
    • SANE Form B: Certification of Pediatric SANEs Application & Documentation Checklist
    • SANE Form B1: Documentation of Successful Completion of Pediatric Clinical Preceptorship
  • Interstate Transfer of SANE Certification
    • Sane Form D: Certification of Adult/Adolescent or Pediatric SANEs Who Have Been Practicing in Other States
  • Recertification for SANEs
    • SANE Form E: Re-certification of SANEs
    • SANE Form F: Re-Certification of SANEs Who Have Had a Lapse in Certification of Two Years or Less

SANE Practice Resources

For more information about the SANE Program, please contact:

Raenetta Liberty, RN, SANE
SANE Clinical Coordinator
802-223-1302 ext. 111

Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P
SANE Pediatrics Clinical Coordinator
802-223-1302 ext. 111

Sarah Robinson, MSW
SANE Program Coordinator
802-223-1302 ext. 110

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