What is the direct reimbursement Forensic Rape Exam (FRE) Program?

What is the direct reimbursement Forensic Rape Exam (FRE) Program?

The FRE program is a direct reimbursement program to New York State accredited hospitals, accredited sexual assault examiner programs or licenses health care providers who provide, among other services, forensic rape examination services to a sexual assault survivor.  For the service provider to use this program, the victim must elect not to use health insurance and the health care provider must submit a completed FRE form to OVS. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for the FRE program on our Services page for more information.

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