SANE of Butler County is a private, non-profit (501c3) organization that was developed in 1998 to provide professional medical legal forensic examinations to serve the citizens of Butler County, Ohio. Since 1998 our organization has grown dramatically. Many medical facilities have recognized the benefit of contracting forensic services and we now deliver forensic services to 11 hospitals located in Butler, Montgomery, Warren and Green Counties in Ohio. SANE of Butler County is recognized for excellence in performance of forensic medical legal examinations. We have provided consultation to organizations in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio for development of similar programs and are recognized for affordable and superior delivery of services.
SANE of Butler County provides the Gold Standard of forensic care in the area of sexual assault. Our organization is dedicated to unbiased expert examinations. Our pool of specially trained staff is on call 24/7 to the Southwest Ohio area. Once a request for service is initiated through our 24/7 emergency answering service, a SANE RN responds to the requesting facility. At that time the SANE RN will conduct a forensic examination according to the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Attorney General protocol for Treatment of Sexually Assaulted patients. Our staff remains up to date with the latest federal, state and local protocols to deliver the highest quality of patient care. Forensic medicine is frequently changing therefore each employee attends numerous educational seminars to remain competent in their specialty.
SANE of Butler County provides a variety of services to the Southwest Ohio area. We perform detailed medical assessments at 11 hospital facilities located throughout Butler, Warren, Montgomery and Greene Counties in Ohio. Our agency contracts with local medical facilities to provide these essential services 24/7. If you are interested in obtaining services for your facility please visit the "Hospital" page of our website. This page also provides a detailed list of current locations that SANE of Butler County provides services to at this time.
After each examination is performed the SANE RN provides the patient with a variety of aftercare resources. These resources assist each patient in the next step to picking up the pieces after a violent event. Follow up resources may include law enforcement information, reimbursement material through the Victims of Crime Compensation Program from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, medical follow up information and many other resources. If you are a victim of sexual assault please visit the "What to do if assaulted" page on our website for additional information.
We also provide medical-legal forensic suspect/perpetrator examinations to law enforcement agencies throughout Southwest Ohio upon request. These services are also available 24/7 at no cost to law enforcement agencies. For additional information about suspect/perpetrator examinations please visit the "Law Enforcement" page of our website.
A SANE RN is frequently requested to serve as an expert witness to provide testimony in a court of law. A SANE RN may be requested to provide such testimony by the prosecution or defense for explanation of injury patterns, collection of biological/trace samples, as well as federal, state and local protocols.