Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

16 min Average

Resources for Law Enforcement & Child Protection Services

Forensic Nurse Examiners Program welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with law enforcement and child protection services from all counties. Due to the highly specialized care that is required for patients of sexual assault, forensic nurses are available for questions, consults and exams. Regardless of when the assault occurred, Forensic Nurse Examiners Program recommends the patient is seen by our program for a specialized exam and collaboration of services.

However, to obtain forensic physical findings, it is best the examination is performed as soon as possible.

Evidence Collection

  • Evidence for the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit can be collected up to 120 hours after the assault. Any questions about the time frame, please call us at (608) 417-5916.
  • Injury documentation including photography
  • Strangulation forensic documentation including photography

Additional Services

Forensic nurses are also trained in:

  • Suspect exams
  • Child physical abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Assisting in coroner cases


Forensic nurses are available to speak to groups and organizations and may also provide expert testimony in a court of law.

Patient Handout

You are welcome to print and provide this handout to patients you are referring to the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at UnityPoint Health – Meriter.