A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is available 24/7, 365 days a year to provide forensic nursing to sexual assault crime victims ages 13 and older. SANE exams can be performed at a hospital or at the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Center at SACET.
SANE services include:
- Forensic exams
- Prophylactic STD and ECP medications
- Baseline STD lab tests
- Expert witness testimony in court
The key to success of the evidentiary exam is collecting physical evidence as soon as possible; however, evidence can be collected up to 72 hours after the assault. If possible, the victims should not bathe or change their clothes after the assault has occurred. Assaults do not have to be reported to law enforcement to receive SANE services.
East Tennessee Region
Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee
2455 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 558-9040
Fax: (865) 584-7872