What happens at the SANE Unit?

The SANE program provides expert medical attention to sexual assault victims in a private area in the emergency department of both NUMC and Northwell Health. A forensic nurse with a physician provide medical assistance and information and perform an examination to collect forensic evidence that can be used in the prosecution of the offender.

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1. What is SANE?
2. What is the SANE Unit?
3. Who supports the SANE Unit?
4. Who can use the SANE Unit?
5. How does someone get to the SANE Unit?
6. When does the Unit operate?
7. What happens at the SANE Unit?
8. What are your options?
9. Do I have to go through the examination alone?
10. What is a forensic nurse?
11. Do I have to prosecute the offender if I use the SANE Center?
12. What fees will be charged to patients who use the Unit?
13. Who will have access to medical records or evidence collected?
14. Where would I take a child who has been raped or sexually assaulted?