The MA Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provides direct care to child victims of sexual abuse and assault throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Pediatric SANEs provide coordinated, expert forensic and medical care in accordance with “Do No Harm” principles to child victims 11 years of age and younger.
A Pedi-SANE exam or consultation is available at no charge to families, with the exception of non-serologic lab testing which is charged to the family’s insurance carrier. The Pedi-SANE offers:
- Consultations with children, parents and other providers to address health needs
- Non-invasive, expert sexual abuse examinations, including photo documentation and evidence collection as indicated
- A “Do-No-Harm” care model focused on the health and healing of the child and family
Pedi-SANE services are available to all children receiving an interview. Referrals for health services may also be received from any medical professional.