Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 27, 2023||
referred to higher education
Assembly Bill A2732
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-A2732 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A2732 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2732 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 27, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, GLICK, L. ROSENTHAL, FAHY, STECK, SEAWRIGHT, WEPRIN, EPSTEIN, JACKSON, GONZALEZ-ROJAS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY, COOK, DINOWITZ, GUNTHER, HEVESI, LUPARDO, PRET- LOW, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, the insurance law and the public health law, in relation to providing for dispensing emergency contra- ception under certain conditions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "unintended pregnancy prevention act". § 2. Legislative findings. The United States Food and Drug Adminis- tration (FDA) has declared emergency contraceptive drugs to be safe and effective. There is neither medical nor public health research that validates an age restriction on access to emergency contraception (EC). Furthermore, no specific medical conditions preclude a woman from using EC. The only contraindication to EC use is pregnancy itself, not because it represents a danger to the woman or to the embryo but because it would be inefficient in preventing the pregnancy. Pregnancy prevention, not abortion, is caused by the use of emergency contraceptive drugs. The legislature deems it necessary to guarantee immediate access to EC to all, especially young women. Nearly thirty percent of United States teenage girls become pregnant before reaching twenty years of age. Teens are more likely than adults to experience contraceptive failure, which may lead to unintended pregnancies and consequently dangerous medical issues for both mother and baby. The legislature deems it necessary to create a structure for simplify- ing access to EC for these women, while respecting and preserving the prescribing scope of practice for physicians, nurse practitioners, and midwives; the treating and case-finding scope of practice of registered EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05231-01-3
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