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The Associated Press | Rape Exams to be Billed to State, Jindal Orders

(12/09/2014) Gov. Bobby Jindal directed a state crime victim's board Tuesday to pay hospitals, health centers and doctor's offices for sexual assault victims' medical exams, in an effort to keep victims from being hit with bills that can total thousands of dollars. [ . . . ]

Thirty-two states pay for sexual assault forensic examinations through a victim's compensation program, and 38 states prohibit health care providers from charging victims for the exams, according to Washington-based AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.

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