Code of Maine Rules
26 - DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
550 - VICTIMS' COMPENSATION BOARD
Chapter 8 - RULES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS
SUMMARY: This chapter defines the elements of the forensic examination for alleged victims of gross sexual assault and the process for licensed hospitals and health care practitioners to obtain reimbursement from the Victims' Compensation Board.
Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to outline a procedure for payment by the Victims' Compensation Board of the costs of forensic examinations for alleged victims of gross sexual assault. The rule includes a list of tests and treatments which medical providers must have available and offer to provide to an alleged victim in order for the examination to be eligible for payment. This rule does not establish any medical or forensic standard for sexual assault examinations, and it is not relevant or material to the proof of any such standard.
October 25, 2000
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §3360-M(2)