assembly Bill A9122

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers

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Jan 31, 2022 referred to health

A9122 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509-d, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3638
2011-2012: A3328
2013-2014: A3748
2015-2016: A4055
2017-2018: A5911
2019-2020: A2352

A9122 (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; provides 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.

A9122 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9122
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 31, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- 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
 2509-d to read as follows:
   § 2509-D. 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets