HB 626 – Forensic Medical Examination Costs/Revisions

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. William Richardson (D-Cumberland); Rep. Edward Goodwin (R-Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington)



This bill prohibits a medical facility or medical professional that performs a forensic medical examination from billing the victim, the victim’s personal insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or any other collateral sources for the examination and other eligible expenses.


This bill also requires the Department of Public Safety to assess a civil penalty in the amount of $25K for each violation of the prohibition.



Filed – 4/20/21