Minnesota Payment Resources

Summary of payment program


In Minnesota, victims of sexual assault who have an evidentiary exam done for the purpose of gathering evidence of sexual assault do not have to pay for that exam. The state is responsible for paying for the exam regardless of whether or not a report has been made to law enforcement. Minnesota Statute § 609.35.

Victims can visit the hospital of their choice and do not need to consult a hospital in the county in which the assault occurred. In addition, victims do not need to be referred by the prosecutor or law enforcement officer in order for an exam to take place.


Starting July 1, 2023, the state of Minnesota must cover the costs of sexual assault examinations for assaults that take place in Minnesota. Minnesota’s counties were previously responsible for paying for the exams. Payment processing is the responsibility of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) through the Minnesota Sexual Assault Examination Payment Program (MSAEPP).

Medical service providers can submit their request for payment online through the MSAEPP Claims System. Providers can also submit their claims manually (mail, fax, email) by completing an exam payment cover sheet and attaching an itemized bill for each exam.

The covered costs include, but are not limited to, the full cost of the medical forensic examination, associated tests relating to the complainant’s sexually transmitted disease status, and pregnancy status.

Minnesota Sexual Assault Exam Payment Program
Office of Justice Programs
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 2300
St. Paul, MN 55101
Fax: 651-797-1140
Email: OJP.SA.Exams.DPS@state.mn.us
Phone: 651-201-7279
Exam Payment Cover Sheet

Important: When submitting an invoice/bill to the MSAEPP:
  • The bill submitted must request payment from Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs.
  • The bill must have the exam costs itemized.
  • All requested information on the cover sheet must be provided.
  • The bill should not include costs related to medical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Include the full amount and any adjustment applied to bring the amount requested to $1400.
For more guidance, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Key features about the new law:
  • The exam costs to be paid include, but are not limited to, the cost of the medical forensic examination and associated tests and treatments relating to sexually transmitted infection and pregnancy status, including emergency contraception.
  • Bills can be submitted from a hospital, emergency medical facility, physician, sexual assault nurse examiner, forensic nurse or other licensed health care provider.
  • The state will pay for exams performed on or after July 1, 2023.
  • Reimbursement for an examination and any associated test and treatments is capped at $1,400, a figure that can be adjusted annually for inflation.
  • The hospital or other licensed health care provider performing the examination may seek insurance reimbursement for the exam from the victim’s insurer only if authorized by the victim. This authorization may only be sought after the examination is performed.

For more information, go to the Minnesota Sexual Assault Exam Payment Program page on the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs website.

Coordination with Healthcare Rape crisis centers are available 24 hours a day. Advocacy programs are committed to providing access to services for survivors with limited English skills at no cost to the survivor. This may happen through a language line or interpreter. For assistance and accessing programs in Minnesota, go to:
Minnesota Day One– services for victims of sexual assault, trafficking, and domestic abuse.
Finding Help page on the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault website.