Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Information on the following topics are located on this page:

  • Background Information on SANEs
  • SANE Credential Information
    • Information on how to obtain, renew, or reinstate a SANE credential
    • Determine application status
    • Conduct online validation of credential
    • Update your address, email address, or name
  • SANE Education and Practice
    • Information regarding SANE regulation, training requirements, and training dates
    • Establishing or renewing a KBN approved SANE Training Program.
  • How to Order a SANE Database Roster
  • Additional Resources

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in Kentucky is a registered nurse who:

  • Holds a current RN license in Kentucky or another compact state.
  • Holds a SANE A/A or SANE P/A credential issued by KBN:
    • SANE A/A Is trained in the forensic examination of adults and adolescents, defined as “a child who has reached the onset of physiological normal puberty” or older who have been the victim of sexual assault.
    • SANE P/A Is trained in the forensic examination of pediatrics and adolescents, defined as “a child who has not reached the onset of physiological normal puberty” or individuals up to age 18 who have been the victim of sexual assault.
  • Collects and preserves evidence and testifies in legal proceedings in accordance with Kentucky law.

Information on how to obtain, renew, or reinstate a SANE credential

Review Your Application or Licensure Status

Update your address, email address, or name

To obtain addresses for sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), complete the following:

  • Mail the SANE Data Roster Download Request Form that is located in the KBN Document Library to the KBN at the address listed on the form.
  • Pay the $120 base fee to the KBN address provided on the form. The base fee must be paid in advance with a check or money order payable to the Kentucky Board of Nursing. (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)

Please note the following:

  • Orders will be sent via email unless otherwise indicated. If you prefer another method of shipment, you must indicate which method on the order form.
  • A SANE Data Roster Download consists of name, first name, address, city, state, zip code, issue date. The information supplied by this agency reflects the most current information available. However, as the licensee is responsible for updating the information, the accuracy of the data on file cannot be guaranteed by this agency.
  • Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, and email addresses are NOT included in the download.
  • Data will be provided in semicolon- delimited format, which can easily be imported into a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Obtain Instructions for importing the Data Roster by visiting the KBN Document Library.
  • For Data Layout for SANE Database Roster visit the KBN Document Library.
  • Data downloaded is current as of the close of the previous business day.
  • Additional information requires a custom request, which require a programming fee of $75 per hour with a minimum of one hour. If you require a custom request, please contact KBN.Webmaster@ky.gov for a separate form and an estimate.
  • All fees, including programming fees, must be paid in advance.
  • ​Please allow 4-6 weeks for your request to be processed.




  • Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) – Visit KASAP's website for additional information, including the Toolkit for Safe Exam Access: Making Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Exams Available to All Victims; Hospital Training Video Project; and additional resources and publications. If you have questions, need assistance, or would like additional information regarding training requirements and the certification process, KASAP is the state's leading resource.
  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Health Care for a list of SANE ready hospitals
  • SANE Program in Kentucky Brochure located in the KBN Document Library.
  • The KY SAFE Act Statutes is located in the KBN Document Library. It lists Kentucky Revised Statutes related to sexual assault examinations, duties, etc.
  • Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Exam (SAFE) Exams Guide / SANE SAFE Toolkit contains information to assist in complying with state and federal laws regarding sexual assault examinations and is located in the KBN Document Library.