Will a sexual assault survivor be required to follow through with prosecution in order to secure payment for the forensic examination?

Will a sexual assault survivor be required to follow through with prosecution in order to secure payment for the forensic examination?

No. A sexual assault survivor will not be required by the Office of Victim Services to pursue prosecution in order to have the sexual assault forensic examination and related services paid for under the direct reimbursement program.

However, if the sexual assault survivor seeks additional benefits from the OVS, including reimbursement for medical services that were not directly related to or billed as part of the sexual assault forensic examination, and has reported the crime to the police, the OVS will need the police report and the victim will be required to comply with the reasonable requests of law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of crime.

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