Dozens of sexual assault victims were billed hundreds of dollars for their own rape kits at a New York hospital



A hospital illegally charged more than 80 victims of sexual assault for their rape kits. 
An investigation was launched after one woman was billed over and over again for an evidence-collecting exam after she was sexually assaulted.
Hospitals are not allowed to bill victims for rape kits. They are supposed to bill the state, but Brooklyn Hospital Center charged the woman $308, then raised the price to $449 after she did not pay.
The investigation found that 85 out of 86 sexual assault patients who visited the hospital were billed for their rape kits, totaling more than $15,500. The patients... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Health, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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