Will I have to pay for the evidence to be collected?

Laws protect sexual assault victims from paying out of pocket for a sexual assault evidence collection exam. The South Carolina Office of Victim Assistance pays for the sexual assault evidence collection kit. Some things like ambulance rides are not paid for by SOVA and you may receive a bill. If you receive a bill that you think SOVA should have paid, STSM can help you to file an appeal or to file for reimbursement.