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21st Legislature(1999-2000)

Bill Text 21st Legislature

00 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 270(HES)                                                                 
01 "An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of sexual assault."                                       
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
03    * Section 1.  AS 18.68 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                 
04 Sec. 18.68.040.  Sexual assault victim may not be required to pay for
05 examination.  A law enforcement agency, health care facility, or other entity may not                                  
06 require a victim of sexual assault under AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.425 who is 16 years of                                    
07 age or older to pay, directly or indirectly, through health insurance or any other means,                               
08 for the costs of examination of the victim necessary for                                                                
09             (1)  collecting evidence using the sexual assault examination kit under                                              
10 AS 18.68.010 or otherwise; or                                                                                           
11             (2)  determining whether a sexual assault has occurred.                                                              
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