Indiana Protocols

Up-to-date SANE trainings and education opportunities are posted on the Indiana ENA Forensic Committee website. Indiana currently has funding through the Indiana SANE Training Project for Indiana nurses to receive free medical forensic training.

State Sexual Assault Protocol

Guidelines for the Medical Forensic Examination of Adult and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Patients
Guidelines for Medical Forensic Examination of Pediatric Sexual Assault Patients
Sexual Assault Response Teams: Coordinating Our Response to Sexual Assault

State Contacts

Ashli Smiley, BSN, RN, SANE-A
Statewide SANE Coordinator

Angie Morris, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, EMT
Indiana SANE Training Project Coordinator

Minor Consent Laws

Indiana Age Of Consent Law: Defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-9, age of consent is 16 years old. IC 35-42-4-9 Sexual misconduct with a minor Sec. 9. (a) A person at least eighteen (18) years of age who, with a child at least fourteen (14) years of age but less than sixteen (16) years of age, performs or submits to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct commits sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony.

Mandatory Reporting Laws

Any person with reasonable suspicion that a child is a victim of child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment must make a report to the Department of Child Services. All reports can be made to the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-800-5556. Anonymous reports are accepted, however, by law DCS is required to protect the identity and privacy of the individual making the report. Failure to make a report is punishable by law and can result in a Class B misdemeanor.
Applicable Indiana Codes:
Mandatory Reporting IC 31-33-5-1
Failure to Report IC 31-33-22-1
False Reporting IC 31-33-22-3
A free public training and information course created by the Department of Child Services

Other Information

Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking

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