Does a sexual assault survivor have to file the regular application with the Office of Victim Services to ensure payment for the forensic exam?

Does a sexual assault survivor have to file the regular application with the Office of Victim Services to ensure payment for the forensic exam?

No. Medical providers should advise sexual assault survivors that consenting to bill OVS for the FRE does not automatically make them eligible for any other compensation benefits available from OVS and should encourage survivors to file an application with the agency. OVS can assist with reimbursement for loss of personal property, loss of earnings or support, and expenses associated with counseling, in addition to medical care, if a regular application is filed. 

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