May 26, 2022
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION 2021 PRINCIPAL CLERK
SENATE BILL DRS45563-MVa-46
Short Title: Increase Funding for Rape Victim Assistance. (Public)
Sponsors: Senators Marcus, Murdock, and Mayfield (Primary Sponsors).
1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT PAID BY THE ASSISTANCE
3 PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEX OFFENSES TO A MEDICAL
4 FACILITY OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FOR FORENSIC MEDICAL
6 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
7 SECTION 1. G.S. 143B-1200 reads as rewritten:
8 "§ 143B-1200. Assistance Program for Victims of Rape and Sex Offenses.
10 (d) Eligible Expenses. – Medical facilities and medical professionals who perform
11 forensic medical examinations shall do so using a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit.
12 Payments by the Program for the forensic medical examination shall be limited to the following:
13 Service Maximum Amount
14 Paid by Program
15 Physician or SANE Nurse $350.00$700.00
16 Hospital/Facility Fee $250.00$500.00
17 Other Expenses Deemed Eligible
18 by the Program $200.00
19 Total: $800.00$1,400.00
21 SECTION 2. There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of
22 Public Safety the sum of one million one hundred thousand dollars ($1,100,000) in recurring
23 funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to be used to administer the Assistance Program for Victims
24 of Rape and Sex Offenses in accordance with this act.
25 SECTION 3. This act becomes effective July 1, 2022, and applies to forensic
26 medical examinations conducted on or after that date.
Edition 1: 143B-1200