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10.12.02.00.htm 10.12.02.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 12 ADULT HEALTH Chapter 02 Rape and Sexual Offenses โ€• Physician and Hospital Charges Authority: Health-General Article, ยง2-104(b) and 15-127, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.12.02.01.htm 10.12.02.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations outline the requirements for the collection of evidence in cases of alleged rape, sexual offense, and child sexual abuse and for reimbursement to hospitals, laboratories, and physicians for the physical examination of, the collection of evidence from, and the emergency treatment of individuals for physical injuries directly resulting from the alleged rape or sexual assault and for an initial assessment, and information and evidence collection, of a vict
10.12.02.02.htm 10.12.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Child" means any individual younger than 18 years old.. 2) "Department" means the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.. 3) "Emergency hospital treatment" means the provision of those services which are medically necessary to treat the victim's physical health or alleviate the victim's severe pain or discomfort.4) "Examination" means a medical examination, incl
10.12.02.03.htm 10.12.02.03. 03 Alleged Rape or Sexual Offense Victim Care.. A. The victim shall be considered an emergency patient with special needs. The victim shall be taken immediately to a quiet private area where tests and examinations will be performed on the victim. The following measures are indicated under certain circumstances:1) Prophylactic medication shall be discussed and offered to the victim who is at risk for pregnancy as a result of the alleged rape or sexual assault2) Prophylactic medicatio
10.12.02.04.htm 10.12.02.04. 04 Alleged Child Sexual Abuse Victim Care.. A. The professional involved in the care of the victim of alleged child sexual abuse shall make every effort to minimize additional physical or emotional trauma to the child.B. The following protocol is recommended for the initial assessment:. 1) A history of the child shall be obtained from the parent, guardian, or custodian separately from the child, if possible, and shall:a) Minimize repetitive questioning of the child;.
10.12.02.05.htm 10.12.02.05. 05 Reimbursements.. A. Restrictions. A provider:. 1) May not charge the victim or the victim's family of an alleged rape, sexual offense, or child sexual abuse for a physical examination or an initial assessment for the purpose of establishing and gathering information and evidence as to the alleged crime or for emergency hospital treatment and follow-up medical testing performed up to 90 days after the initial physical examination;2) May not bill a victim of an alleged rape, sexua
10.12.02.9999.htm 10.12.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01โ€•04 adopted as an emergency provision effective July 1, 1978 (5:14 Md. R. 1133) expired November 11, 1978; adopted permanently effective December 15, 1978 (5:25 Md. R. 1854)Regulations .01โ€•04 amended effective December 11, 1989 (16:24 Md. R. 2620). Regulation .01 amended effective March 2, 1992 (19:4 Md. R. 473). Regulation .02 amended effective March 2, 1992 (19:4 Md. R. 473).
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