22-22-26 County to pay for forensic medical examinations.
County to pay for forensic medical examinations.
The county where an alleged
rape or sexual offense occurred shall pay the cost of any forensic medical examination performed
by a physician, hospital, or clinic on the victim of the alleged rape or sexual offense. For purposes
of the provisions of §§ 22-22-26 to 22-22-26.2, inclusive, the term, forensic medical examination,
Examination of physical trauma;
Patient interview, including medical history, triage, and consultation; and
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Collection and evaluation of evidence, including any photographic documentation;
preservation and maintenance of the chain of custody of evidence; medical specimen
collection; and any alcohol- or drug-facilitated sexual assault assessment and toxicology
screening deemed necessary by the physician, hospital, or clinic.
SL 1986, ch. 182; SL 2005, ch 120, § 402; SL 2012, ch 126, § 1; SL 2013, ch 108, § 1; SL
2018, ch 131, § 1.
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