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Title 8 Health and Safety
8.36 Sexual Assault Victim Assistance
8.36.010 Definitions
8.36.020 Emergency medical treatment
8.36.030 Application procedure for counseling or additional medical treatment
8.36.040 Psychological treatment and counseling of victim and spouse
8.36.050 Approval and cost limitation
8.36.060 Recovery from the offender
8.36.070 Fraudulent claims

8.36.010 Definitions
The following term, whenever used or referred to in this chapter, shall have the following meaning, except in those instances where the contents clearly indicate otherwise. "Victim of sexual assault" means a person who has been sexually assaulted as defined by NRS 200.366. (Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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8.36.020 Emergency medical treatment
Any costs incurred by a hospital for the examination of a victim of a sexual assault when examination is performed for the purposes of gathering evidence for possible prosecution of the person who committed the offense or for initial emergency medical care for the victim shall be charged to the county if the offense was committed in the county. Initial emergency medical care is determined to be that medical care provided in an emergency service area of a general hospital and is deemed to terminate upon discharge of the victim following completion of the initial emergency medical treatment, admittance of the victim for further treatment due to injuries or the expiration of a 24 hour period, whichever occurs first. (Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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8.36.030 Application procedure for counseling or additional medical treatment
    A.  Any qualifying victim or spouse of a victim of a sexual assault may make application for counseling and medical treatment through the county indigent services office. 
    B.  The indigent services office shall secure the following: 
        1.  An application from the victim containing all information surrounding the sexual assault; 
        2.  An affidavit from the victim that conforms to the requirements of NRS 217.310; 
        3.  All hospital records and bills concerning the incident; 
        4.  All police records concerning the incident; and 
        5.  Any other pertinent information, such as a criminal complaint.
    C.  The indigent services office shall review all applications and supporting information for counseling and medical treatment to determine that the following requirements have been satisfied: 
        1.  The applicant is a victim of sexual assault, spouse, or the parent or guardian of a victim; 
        2.  The sexual assault occurred in the county; 
        3.  The victim requires medical treatment for physical injuries, or the victim or spouse has suffered emotional trauma as a result of the sexual assault; 
        4.  A crime report has been filed with the appropriate law enforcement agency; 
        5.  The application for treatment is made within 60 days after the date of the sexual assault; 
        6.  The sexual assault was reported to the sheriff's office within three days after its occurrence, or if the offense could not reasonably have been reported within that period, within three days after the time when a report could reasonably have been made; and 
        7.  The physician treating the victim of sexual assault for physical injury sustained, or the psychologist, psychiatrist or counselor treating the victim or the victim's spouse for emotional trauma suffered as a result of the sexual assault shall certify that the counseling or medical treatment is directly related to the sexual assault.
    D.  If the conditions of subsection C of this section have been satisfied, the indigent services office shall furnish the county board of commissioners with a report indicating same and requesting board approval or the board may authorize indigent services to approve the application without having been previously approved by the board. (Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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8.36.040 Psychological treatment and counseling of victim and spouse
All psychological treatment and counseling of a victim of sexual assault or the victim's spouse is to be provided by a psychiatrist, a board-certified psychologist, or a board-certified marriage and family counselor. (Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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8.36.050 Approval and cost limitation
After approval of the application and program for counseling and medical treatment provided by this chapter, all costs should be paid by the county, not to exceed 1,000 dollars. (Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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8.36.060 Recovery from the offender
Whenever the payment is made, the victim shall sign an agreement with the county providing that the county will be reimbursed for all medical and counseling treatment costs paid by the county in the event the victim should bring an action against the offender and recover such costs. (Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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8.36.070 Fraudulent claims
All parties knowingly assisting the preparation or payment of fraudulent applications shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 645, §19, 1994; Ord. 431 §1 (part), 1985)
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