Code of Maine Rules
26 - DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
550 - VICTIMS' COMPENSATION BOARD
Chapter 8 - RULES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS
Section 550-8-2 - Treatment of Victims
Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023
1. Any adult victim shall decide whether to report the incident to a law enforcement agency. The medical facility may not require an adult victim to report the incident in order to receive medical treatment or have forensic evidence collected. Evidence will be collected only where the victim has given permission. However, permission is not required in instances where the victim is unconscious or mentally incapable of consent. Should the adult victim wish to report the incident, the appropriate law enforcement agency shall be contacted by the medical facility. The licensed hospital or licensed health care practitioner performing a sexual assault forensic examination upon an alleged victim under the age of eighteen (18) shall follow the reporting rules required by law.