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Sexual assault information for medical providers and legal professionals

For medical providers

If your patient wants evidence collection AND it has been under 120 hours (5 days), send him/her to Regions Hospital Emergency Center.

If your patient just wants medical care but no evidence collection, you can provide that care or refer him/her to the nearest Emergency Center.

For the latest guidelines on management of exposure to sexually transmitted infections, please consult the Centers for Disease Control.

The priorities are to address emotional trauma, look for and treat injuries, offer medications to prevent infection and pregnancy, and give resources for after care.

For legal professionals

If you have questions, please contact:

Ellen Johnson
RN, SANE-A, SANE Program Supervisor
Leave message at 651-254-1611

Mary E. Carr
MD, SANE Program Medical Director
Leave message at 651-254-6992