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912.3 Duties of department.

The department shall:

1. Adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A relating to the administration of the crime victim compensation program, including the filing of claims pursuant to the program, and the hearing and disposition of the claims.

2. Hear claims, determine the results relating to claims, and reinvestigate and reopen cases as necessary.

3. Publicize through the department, county sheriff departments, municipal police departments, county attorney offices, and other public or private agencies, the existence of the crime victim compensation program, including the procedures for obtaining compensation under the program.

4. Request from the department of human services, the department of workforce development and its division of industrial services, the department of public safety, the county sheriff departments, the municipal police departments, the county attorneys, or other public authorities or agencies reasonable assistance or data necessary to administer the crime victim compensation program.

5. Require medical examinations of victims as needed. The victim shall be responsible for the cost of the medical examination if compensation is made. The department shall be responsible for the cost of the medical examination from funds appropriated to the department for the crime victim compensation program if compensation is not made to the victim unless the cost of the examination is payable as a benefit under an insurance policy or subscriber contract covering the victim or the cost is payable by a health maintenance organization.

6. Receive moneys collected pursuant to section 904.702 for the purpose of compliance with Pub. L. No. 98- 473.

Section History: Early form

[82 Acts, ch 1258, § 7, 17]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 96, § 157, 159; 88 Acts, ch 1166, §2; 90 Acts, ch 1251, § 78, 79; 91 Acts, ch 181, §16; 96 Acts, ch 1186, § 23

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