Selective Triage for Victims of Sexual Assault to Designated Exam Facilities

Reaffirmed by the ACEP Board of Directors February 2018, April 2012

Originally approved by the ACEP Board of Directors October 2006


The American College of Emergency Physicians supports:

  • The collection of forensic evidence (performance of evidentiary examinations) by specially educated and clinically trained personnel when available and appropriate.
  • The development and funding of additional Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs.
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