Michigan Payment Resources
Summary of payment program
Michigan sexual assault medical forensic examinations are paid from the crime victims compensation board funding. When the patient presents to a healthcare provider or hospital within 120 hours of a sexual assault, the facility/provider is responsible for informing the patient of the medical forensic examination and the sexual assault evidence kit. They are also responsible for providing information on the payment for the examination to the survivor/patient.
Michigan Public Health law defines the sexual medical forensic examination as including all of the following:
- collection of a medical history
- general medical examination, including, but not limited to, the use of laboratory services and the dispensing of prescribed pharmaceutical items.
- one or more of the following:
- a detailed oral examination
- a detailed anal examination
- a detailed genital examination
- administration of a sexual assault evidence kit, related medical procedures, laboratory and pharmacological services including emergency contraception and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – Crime Victims Compensation
Michigan Crime Victim Compensation Application | Spanish | Arabic
Michigan Crime Victims Compensation Brochure | Spanish | Arabic
MI CVC Application Instructions:
PRINT CLEARLY or TYPE all information in the application. Separate application must be completed for each victim.
Return the completed application to the address:
Crime Victim Services Commission
Grand Tower, Suite 1113
235 S. Grand Avenue
PO Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909
Michigan law says that survivors should not be billed for the direct costs of the sexual assault medical forensic exam. MCL 18.355a. The survivor’s insurance can be billed, but they are not be required to make a co-pay. If they do not want their insurance billed then a state program called SAFE Response will reimburse the healthcare provider for the examination and evidence collection.
Coordination with healthcare
Michigan has implemented a web-based sexual assault evidence kit (SAEK) tracking system, called Track-Kit™, so evidence kits can be tracked through the system. Track-Kit Sign In (for authorized users)