Code of Maine Rules
26 - DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
550 - VICTIMS' COMPENSATION BOARD
Chapter 8 - RULES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS
Section 550-8-1 - Forensic Examinations for Gross Sexual Assaults
Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023
1. Maine licensed medical facilities and licensed health care practitioners shall be reimbursed from the Victims' Compensation Fund for forensic examinations performed on alleged victims of gross sexual assault in accordance with these Rules. "Gross Sexual Assault" has the meaning as found in Title 17-A sec. 253. "Alleged victim" means any person who alleges that he or she is a victim of gross sexual assault and any person who is unconscious or incapacitated due to mental disease, disorder or defect and is identified by law enforcement or a health care practitioner as the victim of gross sexual assault. The maximum payment by the Fund for the forensic assault examination shall not exceed the statutory maximum of $500.00.
Collection of specimens
Treatment for the prevention of sexually transmitted infection
Emergency room, clinic room or office room fee
Fixed smear for sperm
Blood testing for syphilis and Hepatitis B
Cultures for gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
Sexually transmitted disease prophylaxis
One dose sedative, antidepressant or tranquilizer
The tests and treatments performed shall be based on each patient's individual need and preference. If performed by a licensed hospital or licensed health care practitioner, any of these listed tests and treatments may be billed as part of the forensic examination.