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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 167 : CRIME VICTIMS

Subchapter 005 : SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 5432)
  • § 5432. SANE Board

    (a) The SANE Board is created for the purpose of advising the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program.

    (b) The SANE Board shall be composed of the following members:

    (1) the Executive Director of the Vermont State Nurses Association or designee;

    (2) the President of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems;

    (3) the Director of the Vermont Forensic Laboratory or designee;

    (4) the Director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence or designee;

    (5) an attorney with experience prosecuting sexual assault crimes, appointed by the Attorney General;

    (6) the Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services or designee;

    (7) a law enforcement officer assigned to one of Vermont's special units of investigation, appointed by the Commissioner of Public Safety;

    (8) a law enforcement officer employed by a municipal police department, appointed by the Executive Director of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council;

    (9) three sexual assault nurse examiners, appointed by the Attorney General;

    (10) a health care provider as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9402 whose practice includes the care of victims of sexual assault, appointed by the Commissioner of Health;

    (11) a pediatrician whose practice includes the care of victims of sexual assault, appointed by the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics;

    (12) the Coordinator of the Vermont Victim Assistance Program or designee;

    (13) the President of the Vermont Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers or designee;

    (14) the Chair of the Vermont State Board of Nursing or designee;

    (15) the Commissioner for Children and Families or designee; and

    (16) the Commissioner of Health or designee.

    (c) The SANE Board shall advise the SANE Program on the following:

    (1) statewide program priorities;

    (2) training and educational requirements;

    (3) a standardized sexual assault protocol and kit to be used by all physicians and hospitals in this State when providing forensic examinations of victims of alleged sexual offenses; and

    (4) statewide policy development related to sexual assault nurse examiner programs. (Added 2015, No. 38, § 12, eff. May 28, 2015; amended 2017, No. 68, § 1.)