Medical Peer Review provides an opportunity for CAC Medical Professionals to discuss the interpretation of medical findings, review documentation, and provide feedback regarding the quality of documentation. The Midwest Regional CAC hosts two medically-focused peer review groups – one general and one for SANE nurses. Each peer review group meets on a monthly basis for one hour.

Goals of Medical Peer Review
  • Enhance the quality of documentation of physical findings in cases of suspected child abuse.
  • Provide the opportunity to discuss findings and interpretation of findings in cases of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Increase the knowledge of medical providers in Children’s Advocacy Centers nationally.
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss cases of suspected child abuse and neglect in multi-user national, multi-user regional as well as point-to-point connections.

What will I need to participate?

  • Access to a computer with high speed internet
  • Webcam (Built-in or Plug-in)
  • Microphone (Built-in or Plug-in)
  • Speakers (Built-in or Plug-in)

How often are the medically-focused peer reviews held?
Each month, there are four Medical Peer Reviews and two SANE Peer Reviews. Medical and SANE Peer Review sessions typically last one hour.

What are the expectations of participating sites?
Sites participating in peer review are expected to attend on a routine basis AND take turns presenting cases for peer review. Participating sites must commit to the entire year, participating on a monthly basis.

Cost: Annual fee of $150.00 per CAC (includes all peer review programs)

The Peer Review Program operates on the calendar year, January 1st through December 31st.

If you are still interested in the program, please visit or contact Maggie Larson, Peer Review Program Coordinator, at or by phone at 612-730-2299.