The medical costs associated with the forensic sexual assault examination are not covered by the law enforcement agency and the victim may be held financially responsible for those costs. Victims may seek reimbursement from the CVC program as either a CVC claim or an Emergency Medical Care claim.
- Victims seeking compensation for all possible types of reimbursement (i.e. relocation, counseling, loss of earnings, etc.) are required to comply with all eligibility requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, reporting the incident and cooperating with law enforcement, as well as providing evidence that criminally injurious conduct occurred.
- Victims seeking compensation only for medical expenses associated with the forensic medical sexual assault examination performed under Texas Code of Criminal Procedure articles 56.06 or 56.065 should submit an Emergency Medical Care claim. These victims need not comply with CVC eligibility requirements. However, the exam must have been conducted at a hospital, requested under 56.06 or 56.065, and the reimbursement must be for emergency medical treatment at or very near the time of the forensic sexual assault examination.
You may visit Crime Victims' Compensation: How to Apply for more information about the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program and how to apply.