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Universities; community colleges; sexual misconduct

An act amending Title 15, Chapter 14, Arizona revised statutes, by adding Article 9.2; relating to institutions of higher education

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The bill would prohibit the costs incurred for the medical evidentiary portion of the examination from being charged directly or indirectly to the victim. The bill would also permit victims to have a qualified social worker, victim advocate, or a support person of the victim’s choosing be present during the examination. examination, when available. The bill would require that the costs associated with these medical evidentiary exams be funded by the state, subject to appropriation by the Legislature, and would require the Office of Emergency Services to negotiate with each county a maximum assess and determine a fair and reasonable reimbursement rate that is reviewed and review that rate every 5 years.

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