Healthcare professionals are among the first responders to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. IHA offers resources to aid Illinois hospitals in providing compassionate care to survivors.
The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act requires treatment hospitals to report certain statistics semiannually. Please use IDPH's updated spreadsheet and definitions for this reporting.
View mandated Sexual Assault and Medical Forensic Services online training for Emergency Department Clinical Staff in treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals with pediatric transfer.
The office of the Illinois Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program has made available a two-hour online training to hospitals.
IHA submits comments on the Notice of Proposed Amendments: Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Code as published in the December 2, 2019 Illinois Register.
Hospitals can reorder Illinois sexual assault kits by faxing or emailing the new form. Orders cannot exceed 24 kits and should cover only three months, due to changes that may occur.
IHA summarizes emergency treatment updates for sexual assault survivors.
Treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer are required to provide this fact sheet to sexual assault and sexual abuse patients.
This new law allows treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer to accept transfers of sexual assault survivors 13 years or older from a transfer hospital.
Developed by the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force, see sample template for estimating the personnel cost of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.
See a final sample template for a Written Agreement for Acute Pediatric Transfers.
IDPH has published emergency rules to ensure hospitals and pediatric healthcare facilities submit treatment plans to the department as soon as possible to implement provisions from PA 100-775.
The Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force has developed additional resources to aid in compliance with the new requirements.
Public Act 100-0775 significantly revised the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA) with many new requirements for hospitals effective January 1, 2019.
Audio, presentation and handouts from the New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment webinar held on November 13, 2018.
House Bill 5245 and Senate Bill 3404 have been signed by the Governor and are now Public Act 100-0775 and Public Act 100-1087.
The Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Code has been updated on written consent for release of sexual assault evidence to law enforcement for testing.
IHA outlines step-by-step instructions for hospitals to generate a voucher for follow-up with a survivor of sexual assault.
IHA encourages hospitals to use the Illinois Attorney General's guide on laws governing healthcare providers who care for surivors of sexual assault
Listen to IHA's Nov. 1, 2017 webinar—"New Laws, Sexual Assault Survivor Evidence Collection Kits and Forms"—and access the presentation slides.
The Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services provides patient discharge materials for hospital use with survivors of sexual assault.
Hospitals should use the Illinois State Police patient consent form addressing the collection of and testing or holding of evidence related to sexual assault.
Hospitals must issue survivors of sexual assault a billing notice and payment authorization voucher, according to Public Act 99-0454, effective January 1, 2016.