2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 949. Awards for the victims of crimes.
949.26 Computation of awards.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 949.26 (2017)

949.26 Computation of awards.

(1) Except as provided in sub. (1m), the department shall make an award under this section to a health care provider who conducts an examination to gather evidence regarding a sex offense to reimburse the health care provider only for the examination costs, as follows:

(a) If, under sub. (2) (b), the health care provider is not authorized to seek payment from insurance or another available source of payment, the award shall be the examination costs, regardless of whether the victim, or any guardian of the victim, cooperates with a law enforcement agency regarding the sex offense.

(b) If, under sub. (2) (b), the health care provider is authorized to seek payment from insurance or another available source of payment and the victim, or any guardian of the victim, does not cooperate with a law enforcement agency regarding the sex offense, the award shall be the examination costs, reduced by any payment to be received as a result of the authorization under sub. (2) (b).

(1m) The department may not make an award under this section if, under sub. (2) (b), the health care provider is authorized to seek payment and the victim, or any guardian of the victim, cooperates with a law enforcement agency.

(2)

(a) A health care provider seeking an award under this section may not seek payment for any examination costs from the victim or any guardian of the victim.

(b) A health care provider seeking an award under this section may not seek payment for any examination costs from insurance or another available source of payment unless the victim or any guardian of the victim authorizes the health care provider to seek payment.

(3) The department may not refuse to make an award under this section because the victim or the guardian of the victim does not cooperate with a law enforcement agency regarding the sex offense, or due to lack of an investigation or prosecution of the sex offense.

History: 2007 a. 20.

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