H.P. 383 - L.D. 499
Sec. WW-1. 5 MRSA §3360-M, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 719, §1 and as affected by §11, is amended to read:
The board shall pay the costs of forensic examiner training as well as the costs of forensic examinations for alleged victims of gross sexual assault from the Victims' Compensation Fund. The board shall track expenditures for forensic examinations separately from all other expenditures. Forensic examination payments are not subject to any other provision of this chapter.
Sec. WW-2. 5 MRSA §3360-M, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 719, §1 and as affected by §11, is amended to read:
2. Forensic examination; forensic examiner training and education.
The board shall determine by rule what a forensic examination may include for purposes of payment. An examination must include at least all services directly related to the gathering of forensic evidence and related testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The board shall pay a licensed hospital or licensed health care practitioner the actual cost of the forensic examination up to a maximum of $500.
The cost of sexual assault forensic examiner training and education provided by the sexual assault forensic examiner program must be paid from the Victims' Compensation Fund in an amount that may not exceed $50,000 per year.
Sec. WW-3. Fair Drug Pricing Contingent Account; lapsed balances. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, $104,317 of the unencumbered balance in fiscal year 2007-08 in the Fair Drug Pricing Contingent Account in the Department of the Attorney General lapses to the General Fund in fiscal year 2007-08.