AN ACT TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT PAID BY THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEX OFFENSES TO A MEDICAL FACILITY OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FOR FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS.
Increases the maximum payments that may be made to medical facilities and medical professional who perform forensic medical exams by the Assistance Program for Victims of Rape and Sex Offenses (Program) pursuant to GS 143B-1200. Provides for maximum payments of $700 (was $350) for physicians and sexual assault nurse examiners, and $500 (was $250) for hospital or facility fees. Makes conforming adjustments to the total maximum amounts paid by the Program.
Appropriates $1.1 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety for 2022-23 to be used to administer the Program in accordance with the act.
Effective July 1, 2022, and applies to forensic exams conducted on or after that date.