A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a Registered Nurse who has been specially trained to provide comprehensive, uninterrupted care to sexual assault survivors, including conducting the forensic collection of evidence. The goal of the SANE Program is to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the victim and to maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence of an assault for potential use in the legal system.
To avoid further trauma to all sexual assault survivors in the health care environment.
To provide a compassionate and sensitive approach to sexual assault victims.
To provide timely medical/forensic examination with more complete evidence collection.
To provide referral for follow-up care and counseling.
To provide testimony as needed.
nh sane requirements
Attendance at the 64 hour didactic training program.
Attendance at the 8 hour clinical skills lab program.
Competency in practice is determined by the evaluating clinician and the facility utilizing the SANE and/or by the NH SANE Program Director during a scheduled competency evaluation.
Adhering to the State of New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Rules and Regulations for Currency of Practice.
A 2.5 hour online course for teachers, law enforcement, mental health professionals, EMS providers, nurses, and providers that gives an overview of the medical/forensic evaluation of sexual assault patients.
NHCADSV is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by Northeast Multi State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
sane advisory board
A statewide multidisciplinary team of professionals, created by the Attorney General’s Office to oversee the New Hampshire Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. The Board consists of invited representatives from the Attorney General’s Office, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the crisis centers, SANEs, law enforcement, prosecution, forensic laboratory personnel, health care organizations, corrections, as well as other disciplines.
The Strafford County Family Justice Center created a grant-funded resource video on sexual assault, which highlights the work of a SANE and what is available to survivors during a medical/forensic exam.
These forms should be returned to the attention of: NHCADSV SANE Program PO Box 353 Concord, NH 03301
They can also be emailed to Meghan Jenks at email@example.com. Please notify the NH SANE Program if you have submitted documentation via mail, you will receive a confirmation email when your forms have been received.
The 12 member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provide services regardless of gender,age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.
Funding for this website was provided by The Corporate Fund. New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence PO Box 353, Concord, NH 03302-0353 (603) 224-8893