The South Dakota Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits are supplied by the Department of Health to South Dakota medical facilities and law enforcement agencies at no charge.

To request kits, please contact the South Dakota Department of Health at:

Phone: 605-773-3361


Please include your name, agency name, mailing, and physical address (if different), phone number and the number of kits you are requesting.

Questions regarding collection of evidence procedures should be directed to the South Dakota Forensic Laboratory at 605-773-3673.

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Mission of the SANE Program: The SANE Program exists to coordinate the resources and provide support for healthcare professionals across the state in order to improve the access and delivery of services to all victims of sexual assault.

What is a SANE nurse?

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a Registered Nurse who has been specially trained to provide comprehensive, uninterrupted care to sexual assault survivors, including conducting the forensic collection of evidence. The goal of the SANE Program is to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the victim and to maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence of an assault for potential use in the legal system

  • To avoid further trauma to all sexual assault survivors in the health care environment
  • To provide a compassionate and sensitive approach to sexual assault victims
  • To provide timely medical and forensic examination with more complete evidence collection
  • To provide testimony as needed

How can I get involved?

The SANE Learning Collaborative is intended for healthcare professionals interested in learning more about forensic nursing. Being a member of the listserve will allow you to ask questions, access on-line resources, and participate in the SANE Learning Collaborative meetings. You will also be notified of the quarterly SANE-A or SANE-P training in our state.

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