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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Privacy and tracking of rape kits. Provides that a hospital or licensed medical services provider that provides forensic medical exams and additional forensic services to a victim (provider) is entitled to reimbursement from the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute (division) if the provider initiates a claim for reimbursement through the sexual assault web based claims reimbursement and tracking system. Provides that personal information: (1) concerning a sexual assault victim; and (2) entered into the division's web based claims reimbursement and sexual assault examination kit tracking system; is confidential in certain instances. Provides that notification of a Privacy and tracking of rape kits. Provides that a hospital or licensed medical services provider that provides forensic medical exams and additional forensic services to a victim (provider) is entitled to reimbursement from the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute (division) if the provider initiates a claim for reimbursement through the sexual assault web based claims reimbursement and tracking system. Provides that personal information: (1) concerning a sexual assault victim; and (2) entered into the division's web based claims reimbursement and sexual assault examination kit tracking system; is confidential in certain instances. Provides that notification of a forensic sample's destruction may be provided by the division through the sexual assault web based claims reimbursement and tracking system. Requires law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys to cooperate with the division by providing storage updates to the division via the sexual assault web based claims reimbursement and tracking system. Allows a victim to register for notifications concerning a sexual assault examination kit through the sexual assault web based claims reimbursement and tracking system. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more