Legislation could improve care for sexual assault victims

If signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Bill 5245 will require Illinois hospitals that identify as treatment facilities for sexual assault victims to have sexual assault nurse examiners, or SANE nurses, on staff.
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If signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Bill 5245 will require Illinois hospitals that identify as treatment facilities for sexual assault victims to have sexual assault nurse examiners, or SANE nurses, on staff.

Only 4 local hospitals have nurses trained to do sex-assault exams. That could change.

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM