2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Reporting Requirement Regarding SAFE Payment Program (language only)

Item 497 #1s

Item 497 #1s

Independent Agencies
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission


Page 476, line 33, at the beginning of the sentence, insert "A."

Page 476, after line 37, insert:

"B. The Workers' Compensation Commission shall prepare a report on the number of forensic acute, non-acute, and follow-up exams performed by medical providers for victims of sexual assault for which reimbursements are sought, billed and paid for, through the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Payment Program. The report shall detail the number of such exams, the amounts billed by medical providers for each exam, and the reimbursements made to providers for such billed exams through the SAFE Payment Program. The report shall be delivered on or before November 1 of each year to the Chairs of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations Committee."


(This amendment requires the Workers' Compensation Commission to report annually, by November 1, to the Chairs of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee and House Appropriations Committee on the number of sexual assualt forensic exams, the cost associated with the exams as billed by providers, and the amount paid to providers for such exams through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund SAFE Payment Program.)