14B NCAC 09 .0103          ALLOWABLE COSTS AND BENEFITS

(a)  Immediate costs.  Payment for medical and hospital costs incurred within 72 hours of the incident and associated with the immediate diagnosis and medical treatment of a victim of rape or sexual offense, or an attempted rape or sexual offense will be authorized by the Director, Division of Victim and Justice Services, subject to the limitations of Rule .0304.

(b)  Charges permitted include, but are not restricted to, the following:

(1)           hospital and emergency room;

(2)           professional services;

(3)           laboratory fees such as:

(A)          pelvic tray,

(B)          physical evidence collection in a manner and with materials approved by the State Bureau of Investigation,

(C)          venereal disease test,

(D)          pregnancy test,

(E)           sperm smear,

(F)           blood alcohol test;

(4)           hospital or professional services or both in connection with the immediate treatment of associated injuries;

(5)           medications and drugs.

(c)  Short-term costs.  Payment for medical and hospital costs incurred within 90 days of the incident associated with the short-term medical treatment of a victim of a rape or sexual offense, or an attempted rape or sexual offense, will be authorized by the Director, Division of Victim and Justice Services, subject to the limitations of Rule .0304. Charges permitted include, but are not restricted to, the following:

(1)           hospital room accommodation, including bed, board and general nursing care;

(2)           professional services;

(3)           laboratory fees such as:

(A)          venereal disease tests,

(B)          pregnancy test;

(4)           medications and drugs;

(5)           mental health services ordered by a licensed physician, subject to the prevailing state rates per visit for such services;

(6)           ambulance services.

(d)  The Director, Division of Victim and Justice Services, may utilize program funds to purchase approved evidence collection kits.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-480.2(a);

Eff. December 1, 1984;

Transferred from 14A NCAC 11 .0303 Eff. June 1, 2013.