Payment of expenses by department
(1)In cases of suspected child sexual abuse as described in ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) (1)(a)(C), (D) or (E), or child physical abuse by an adult or caretaker as otherwise described in ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) (1)(a)(A), the Department of Justice may pay for services provided by a children’s advocacy center, including child abuse assessments, medical assessments and forensic interviews. Payments under this section may be made regardless of whether a finding of abuse is made. The department shall make payments under this section directly to the children’s advocacy center.
(2)A children’s advocacy center may not charge the department more for medical services than the maximum amounts established in the medical fee schedules adopted under ORS 147.035 (Compensable losses).
(3)As used in this section, “child abuse assessment,” “children’s advocacy center,” “forensic interview” and “medical assessment” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 418.782 (Definitions for ORS 418.746 to 418.796). [1997 c.872 §25; 2009 c.296 §3; 2013 c.720 §16; 2017 c.108 §6; 2019 c.141 §7; 2020 s.s.2 c.10 §31]
Section 147.390 — Payment of expenses by department,