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.
*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
- Sexual Assault Billing Form
- Protected Health Information (PHI) Form
- Sexual Assault Examination Billing Protocol
- Follow Up Care Postcard
NEW Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Resources
Resources for SANEs and other healthcare providers on procedures related to drug-facilitated sexual assault in Vermont.
- Here is a flowchart outlining the certification process for SANEs
- NEW Certification of Adult/Adolescent SANE
- NEW Certification of Pediatric SANE
- 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 Practice Resources
- Patient Follow-up Report
- SANE Kit Documentation Tool
- How Law Enforcement Can Contact Patients in Non-Reported Cases
For more information about the SANE Program, please contact:
Joan Carson, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P
SANE Clinical Coordinator
802-223-1302 ext. 111
Sarah Robinson, MSW
SANE Program Coordinator
802-223-1302 ext. 110