assembly Bill A5911

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers

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Feb 17, 2017 referred to health

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A5911 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2508, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4055
2013-2014: A3748
2011-2012: A3328
2009-2010: A3638

A5911 - Summary

Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers to clients that such center will not provide abortion or birth control services, that such center is not a licensed medical provider, that pregnancy tests are self-administered and may be purchased over the counter and that such center is not a medical facility; 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.

A5911 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5911

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GLICK, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSEN-
  THAL, TITUS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GALEF, GOTTFRIED,  PERRY
  -- read once and referred 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
2508 to read as follows:
  S 2508. 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09778-01-7

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