SANE Scope of Practice

The purpose of the SANE examination is to assess, document, and collect forensic evidence.  24-hour on call services for are all male and female victims of sexual assault or abuse.  Additionally, prophylactic treatment of STDs and prevention of pregnancy are provided following a pre-established medical protocol.  The SANE conducts a physical examination, and obvious pathology or suspicious findings that are observed are reported to the victim with suggestion for follow-up care or referral.

While the SANE is not a legal advocate, rape victims are given information to assist them in anticipating what may happen next, legally.  This typically includes a discussion about reporting to law enforcement.  The SANE also provides emotional support and crisis intervention.  The SANE initially assesses the victim’s psychological state to determine if referral or follow-up support, evaluation, counseling, or treatment is needed.

Our Manager

Sarah Chesmore R.N.

(920) 568-5330
Email Sarah Chesmore R.N.

Please call the clinic or use your MyCompass account for all routine requests. If you have a compliment or concern, please feel free to email our manager.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

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