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Summary of payment program 

Billing

The victim must not incur any cost associated with the forensic medical exam. 

 

Payment

The county in whose jurisdiction a sexual assault is committed will pay any costs incurred for medical care and for physical injuries resulting from the assault which is provided to the victim no later than 72 hours after the victim first arrives for treatment.

 

NRS 217.300

Payment of cost of initial medical care of victim; payment of costs incurred by hospital for forensic medical examination of victim.

  • The county in whose jurisdiction a sexual assault is committed shall:

o   Pay any costs incurred for medical care for any physical injuries resulting from the sexual assault which is provided to the victim not later than 72 hours after the victim first arrives for treatment.

o   Pay any costs incurred by a hospital for the forensic medical examination of the victim.

  • Any costs incurred pursuant to subsection 1:

o   Must not be charged directly to the victim of sexual assault.

o   Must be charged to the county in whose jurisdiction the offense was committed.

  • The filing of a report with the appropriate law enforcement agency must not be a prerequisite to qualify for a forensic medical examination pursuant to this section.
  • The costs associated with a forensic medical examination must not be included in the costs for medical treatment pursuant to NRS 217.310.
  • As used in this section, “forensic medical examination” means an examination by a health care provider to obtain evidence from a victim of sexual assault.

NRS 217.310

 Application for medical and psychological treatment of victim and spouse; companionship during counseling; prerequisite to approval; certain costs of treatment for victim of sexual assault or other eligible person to be charged to county.

  • If any victim of sexual assault requires medical treatment for physical injuries as a result of the sexual assault, in addition to any initial emergency medical care provided, or if any victim or spouse of such a victim suffers emotional trauma as a result of the sexual assault, the victim or spouse may, upon submitting an affidavit as required by subsection 2, apply to the board of county commissioners in the county where the sexual assault occurred for treatment at county expense.
  • The board shall approve an application for treatment upon receiving an affidavit from the applicant declaring that:

o   The applicant is a victim of sexual assault or spouse of such a victim;

o   The sexual assault occurred in the county; and

o   The victim requires medical treatment for physical injuries, or the victim or spouse has suffered emotional trauma, as a result of the sexual assault.

  • A victim must file a report with the appropriate law enforcement agency or submit to a forensic medical examination pursuant to NRS 217.300 as a prerequisite for the victim or any other person eligible to qualify for treatment under the provisions of this section.
  • Whenever costs are incurred by a hospital for treatment which has been approved by the board of county commissioners pursuant to this section for the victim of a sexual assault and any other person eligible for treatment, the costs of the treatment, not to exceed $1,000, must be charged to the county which authorized the treatment. Any remainder must be handled the same as other hospital costs.

The Victim of Crime Program (VOCP) goal is to assist eligible victims of crime, and their families cope, and recover from the physical, emotional and financial impact of violent crime. The VOCP assists victims with a variety of expenses that occur because of the crime.

To be eligible for assistance, a person must be a victim of a violent crime in Nevada, involving physical injury, threat of physical injury or death. Family members of a deceased victim of a crime may also be eligible.

 

To Qualify:

  • The crime must be reported to the police, child protective services, or other law enforcement agency within 5 days of the crime, unless the victim is physically or mentally unable to file within 5 days.
  • The application must be submitted to the VOCP within a year of the crime or within a reasonable time where the victim is unable to apply within one year. Minor victims of sexual assault, molestation or pornography have until age 21 to file an application.
  • Victims must cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation and prosecution of the crime. Also, a victim cannot have participated in or been involved in committing the crime.
  • Applicants must cooperate with the VOCP.

Mail completed, signed applications to:
VOCP
2200 S Rancho Drive Suite 210-A
Las Vegas, NV 89102

 

Or scan and email to: vocp@dcfs.nv.gov

Or fax to: (702) 486-2825

 

Nevada's Victim of Crime Program Application | Spanish

 

Coordination with healthcare

Nevada Crisis Call Center - Sexual Assault Support Services

The Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) advocacy team provides immediate crisis intervention services for survivors of sexual assault, their family members and friends. The SASS program can provide information regarding medical treatment and reporting to law enforcement. They are also able to assist with referrals for financial assistance and long term counseling services. All services provided by the SASS program are free and confidential.

(775) 784-8090
Toll Free: (800) 273-8255

 

Rape Crisis Center - Las Vegas

801 S. Rancho Drive, Ste. C-3

Las Vegas, NV 89106

24/7 Hotline - (702) 366-1640

 

Other Information

Nevada Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit - Track-Kit Log-in (Login for authorized users only) 

 

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