|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to health|
|Feb 17, 2017||referred to health|
assembly Bill A5911
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Ellen C. Jaffee
N. Nick Perry
A5911 - Details
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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