senate Bill S5175

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires pregnancy service centers to disclose certain information to clients

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S5175 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2503-a, Pub Health L

S5175 - Summary

Requires pregnancy service centers to disclose certain information to clients.

S5175 - Sponsor Memo

S5175 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5175

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring pregnan-
  cy service centers to disclose certain information to clients

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2503-a to read as follows:
  S  2503-A.  PREGNANCY  SERVICE  CENTER  DISCLOSURES.  1.  A  PREGNANCY
SERVICES CENTER SHALL DISCLOSE TO A CLIENT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (A) THAT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HYGIENE ENCOURAGE
WOMEN  WHO ARE OR WHO MAY BE PREGNANT TO CONSULT WITH A LICENSED MEDICAL
PROVIDER;
  (B) IF IT DOES OR DOES NOT HAVE A LICENSED MEDICAL PROVIDER  ON  STAFF
WHO PROVIDES OR DIRECTLY SUPERVISES THE PROVISION OF ALL OF THE SERVICES
AT SUCH PREGNANCY SERVICES CENTER;
  (C) IF IT DOES OR DOES NOT PROVIDE OR PROVIDE REFERRALS FOR ABORTION;
  (D)  IF IT DOES OR DOES NOT PROVIDE OR PROVIDE REFERRALS FOR EMERGENCY
CONTRACEPTION; AND
  (E) IF IT DOES OR DOES NOT PROVIDE OR PROVIDE REFERRALS  FOR  PRENATAL
CARE.
  2. THE DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION MUST BE PROVIDED:
  (A)  IN  WRITING, IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH IN A SIZE AND STYLE AS DETER-
MINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER  ON:  (I)
AT  LEAST ONE SIGN CONSPICUOUSLY POSTED IN THE ENTRANCE OF THE PREGNANCY
SERVICES CENTER; (II) AT LEAST ONE ADDITIONAL SIGN POSTED  IN  ANY  AREA
WHERE  CLIENTS  WAIT TO RECEIVE SERVICES; AND (III) IN ANY ADVERTISEMENT
PROMOTING THE SERVICES OF SUCH PREGNANCY SERVICES CENTER  IN  CLEAR  AND
PROMINENT  LETTER  TYPE  AND  IN  A  SIZE  AND STYLE TO BE DETERMINED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10932-01-3

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