SB 135/FN (BR 1475) - J. Rhoads
AN ACT relating to crime victims.
Amend KRS 216B.400, relating to examination services for victims of sexual offenses, to include a qualified medical professional as a person qualified to be on call and examine victims of sexual offenses and gather samples from the victims; require the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet in consultation with the Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee to promulgate regulations for a medical forensic protocol; permit a disabled person to consent to an examination without the required consent of the parent or legal guardian of the individual; add specified medical professionals and entities to parties eligible for reimbursement by the Crime Victims' Compensation Board; provide each victim seeking an examination the right to determine whether to report the offense to law enforcement except in specified circumstances; require the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet in consultation with the Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee to promulgate administrative regulations for the storage, release, or destruction of samples collected during an examination when the victim has not chosen to report to law enforcement; specify that no hospital, sexual assault examination facility, or designated storage facility shall be liable for destruction of samples after the required storage period has expired; amend KRS 314.011 and 403.707 to conform.
Feb 4-introduced in Senate
Feb 8-to Judiciary (S)