The Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence Program was created in House Bill 2626 by the 81st Legislature in 2009. The program allows survivors of a sexual assault to obtain a forensic medical exam and have evidence collected, without cost to the survivor, even if they do not wish to involve law enforcement personnel at the time of its collection. This will secure the evidence while giving the survivor time to consider if they want to report the assault. It requires the Department to transfer and preserve the evidence for either five years or until the survivor releases the evidence, whichever comes first. The rules and responsibilities related to this program can be found under Article 56A.306 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
See Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence Program Chapter - Laboratory Customer Handbook (excerpt from Crime Laboratory Division Manual) PDF
- Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence Laboratory Submission Form (LAB-205) Word | PDF
- Consent for Release of Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence (LAB-207) Word | PDF
- Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence List of Services Provided (LAB-209) Word | PDF(Should only be used for exams conducted prior to September 1, 2019)
For exams conducted prior to September 1, 2019, complete the Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence Laboratory Submission Form (LAB-205) and the Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence List of Services Provided Form (LAB-209). Place the forms in a sealed envelope and secure to the outside of the box. Mail all medical invoices and supporting documentation to the following address:
Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 4087 MSC 130
Austin, TX 78773-0001
Invoices and supporting documentation may alternatively be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Non-Reported Sexual Assault Evidence List of Services Provided Form (LAB-209) is not intended to substitute for an invoice(s) and is for internal DPS use only.
For exams conducted on or after September 1, 2019, please consult the Texas Attorney General's website for reimbursement information.