Conduct of Adjudicative HearingsOK
An Oklahoma statute (Title 10A: Children and Juvenile Code, § 10A-2-2-402) allows advocates to be present at juvenile hearings in support of victims.
Financial Responsibility for Forensic ExaminationsGA
A Georgia law holds law enforcement responsible for the cost of the medical examination to the extent that expense is incurred for the limited purpose of collecting evidence. Search for Title 16, Chapter 6, Sections 12 in the Lexis-Nexis Georgia CodeFree Public Access site.
Forensic Examination With Delayed Reporting–ME
A Maine law gives victims of sexual assault who submit to a forensic exam 90 days to decide whether to report the crime to law enforcement.
Funding for Rape Crisis ServicesFL
Florida law created a rape crisis program trust fund by imposing a fine on certain convicted offenders, most of which is used to fund rape crisis centers in the state. See the following Florida statutes for more information:
Funding for Sexual Assault Forensic ExaminationsMT
An act appropriating money to be used for the costs of sexual assault forensic exams.
Funding for Sexual Assault ServicesIL
Illinois law imposes a fine on anyone convicted of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault, which is deposited in a sexual assault services fund. Once you click on the above link, scroll down to section 591.7, Sexual assault fines (730 ILCS 5/591.7).
Laws Regarding Sexual Assault Medical-Forensic ExaminationsKY
A selection of Kentucky laws regarding sexual assault medical-forensic exams:
Kentucky Revised Statutes, 216B.140. Licensed hospitals to provide services for child sexual abuse victims.
Kentucky Revised Statutes, 216B.400. Emergency careExamination services for victims of sexual offensesExamination expenses paid by Crime Victims' Compensation BoardReporting to law enforcementExamination samples as evidence.
Kentucky Revised Statutes, 216B.990(3). Penalty for health facilities that violate any provision of KRS 216B.400.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 502, Chapter 12:010. Sexual assault medical protocol.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
Kentucky Revised Statutes, 314.011 (14). Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner defined.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 201, Chapter 20:411. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program standards and credential requirements.
Kentucky Revised Statutes, 216B.015 (26). Sexual Assault Exam Facility defined.
Kentucky Revised Statutes, 620.020 (4). Children's Advocacy Center defined.
Payment for Exams
107 Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 107, Chapter 2:010. Payment schedule for medical examination of reported victims of sexual offenses.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 40, Chapter 6:020. Funding assistance for child sexual abuse medical examinations.
Reporting Treatment of Victim of Rape or Sexual Assault; PenaltyMA
A Massachusetts law specifies that if a victim of sexual assault is treated medically, the assault must be reported to the criminal history systems board, but the victim's name and identifying information should not be included in this report. Search for Part I, Title XVI, Chapter 112, Section 12A.5 at the Massachusetts Legislature Existing Laws site.
Resolution Establishing Task ForceOK
A Joint Resolution establishing the Oklahoma Task Force to Stop Sexual Violence.
Sexual Assault Examination Payment PolicyMS
A policy that establishes that the bill for the medical forensic examination and the preparation of the sexual assault evidence collection kit will be sent to the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Victim Compensation, not to the victim.
Sexual Assault Protection Order ActWA
A Washington State law related to sexual assault protection orders.
Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection ActPA
This Pennsylvania act provides for a sexual assault evidence collection program and establishes civil immunity.
Sexual Crimes Prosecution and Treatment ActNM
This act promotes effective law enforcement and prosecution of sexual crimes and provides medical and psychological assistance for victims of such crimes. Search for Chapter 29, Article 11 at the New Mexico Statutes site.
Victim of Rape or Forcible Sodomy: Notice of RightsOK
This law states that victims of sexual assault have the right to be notified that they are entitled to certain rights.
Victim Right to an AdvocateNJ
This bill requires law enforcement, prosecutors, and medical providers to notify a rape crisis center advocate when responding to an alleged sexual assault and stipulates the rights that the advocate is required to inform the victim of upon meeting.
Victim Right To Be Present at Court ProceedingsVA
This law gives victims the right to attend all court proceedings at which a defendant is allowed to be present.
Victim Right To Have an Advocate at InterviewsCA
This law gives victims of sexual assault the right to have a victim advocate and a support person present at any interview conducted by law enforcement authorities, prosecuting attorneys, or defense attorneys.
Victim Right To Have an Advocate Present During the Forensic ExamTX
Once you click on the above link, scroll down to Art. 56.045. This article directs that any medical personnel conducting a forensic exam of a sexual assault victim must offer to the victim a sexual assault advocate to be present as support during the exam.
Victim-Counselor Privilege for Rape Care AdvocatesNJ
This law states that a victim counselor has a privilege not to be examined as a witness in any civil or criminal proceeding with regard to any confidential communication.