|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 02, 2018||referred to health|
senate Bill S8336
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
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S8336 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8336 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers to clients that such center will not provide abortion or birth control services or make a referral for such services, and that such center is not a licensed medical provider; such notice shall be conducted upon first communication or first contact with the client and shall be either in a written statement or oral communication by staff assisting the client.
S8336 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8336 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require crisis pregnancy centers to disclose accurate and straight- forward information regarding their medical licensure, as well as offered and encouraged services. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Crisis pregnancy centers will be obligated to disclose the degree of willingness to provide services or referral to services for pregnancy termination or contraceptive services. Section 2. Defines "crisis pregnancy centers". Section 3. Requires that required disclosure shall be conducted upon
S8336 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8336 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2018 ___________ 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 disclo- sure by crisis pregnancy centers 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 2509 to read as follows: § 2509. CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER; DISCLOSURE. 1. ANY CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER SHALL BE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE TO A CLIENT THAT WHEN INQUIRING ABOUT PREGNANCY TERMINATION, ABORTION OR BIRTH CONTROL, SUCH CENTER WILL NOT PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES OR MAKE A REFERRAL FOR SUCH SERVICES. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER" MEANS AN ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE PREGNANCY COUNSELING, ASSISTANCE AND/OR INFORMATION, WHETHER FOR A FEE OR AS A FREE SERVICE, BUT DOES NOT PERFORM ABORTIONS OR REFER FOR ABORTIONS. "CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER" DOES NOT INCLUDE LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, HOSPITALS, FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS THAT PROVIDE OR REFER FOR ABORTION AND/OR CONTRACEPTION, OR FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS THAT RECEIVE FEDERAL TITLE X FUNDS. 3. THE DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED UPON FIRST COMMUNICATION OR FIRST CONTACT WITH THE CLIENT OR POTENTIAL CLIENT AND SHALL BE EITHER IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT OR ORAL COMMUNICATION BY STAFF ASSISTING THE POTENTIAL CLIENT. SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL FURTHER BE REASONABLY UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE CLIENT. 4. ANY PERSON WHO BELIEVES THAT A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION HAS OCCURRED MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE DEPARTMENT. WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIVING SUCH COMPLAINT, THE DEPARTMENT MUST INVESTIGATE THE COMPLAINT AND DETERMINE WHETHER A VIOLATION HAS OCCURRED. 5. ANY CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ON THE FIRST VIOLATION AND NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ON THE SECOND AND ALL SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
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