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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification identifies forensic nurses who have achieved the highest standards in their specialty. All requirements set forth by the International Association of Forensic Nurses must be met before applying for certification. Although certification is not required to practice in Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, the IHS encourages registered nurses to seek SANE certification. There is no SANE-equivalent certification for physicians or physician assistants.

All health care providers should follow the training requirements outlined in the Indian Health Manual (IHM) Chapter 29, Sexual Assault Policy. Please contact the Forensic Healthcare staff if you have questions about training requirements or SANE certification.

IHS Forensic Healthcare Listserv

National Domestic Violence Hotline. 1-800-799-7233. 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

The Forensic Healthcare LISTSERV is operated by the IHS Division of Behavioral Health. The list communicates IHS response efforts, policy updates, training and funding announcements, and provides technical assistance for sexual and domestic violence. To join, just add your name and email to IHS Forensic Healthcare LISTSERV.

Sexual Assault Resources

Intimate Partner Violence Resources