The Minister of health Spahn wants more financial support for victims of rape

A rape victim should receive according to the plans of the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) more support. The statutory health insurance funds should in future report to the so-called confidential forensics in doctor’s offices or clinics, report to the Newspapers of the Funke media group on Thursday. The scheme should also apply if the data subjects have not previously refunded to the police.

So far, victims of violence have to bear in such cases, the cost of a confidential forensics often. In addition, the law enforcement had to be done in the case of sexual abuse with the utmost determination, said Spahn, the spark of Newspapers. Often, clear evidence is not lacking, however, because many of the victims in the first Moment had the power to go directly to the police. “We have to help now, so that early and clear evidence can be backed up by Doctors anonymously, to convict possible perpetrators, later on,” says Spahn.

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The benefits of health insurance to the confidential forensics should include, according to the plans of the Federal Ministry of health, among other things, the securing of traces of sperm, the study on knock-out drops, or the influence of alcohol. Doctors and hospitals should bill these services with the health insurance funds, without the identified Person under investigation by the health insurance Fund. According to information from the Federal health Ministry for the forensics in the case of sexualised violence in the run-up to a criminal complaint acquisition, no uniform scheme of costs. Some of the länder-funded benefits, including North Rhine – were-Westphalia, the Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, lower Saxony and Brandenburg. The forensics will be made only after, or simultaneously with a criminal offence, carrying the police the cost.

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