1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 25-A: Reproductive Health Act


Section 2599-BB Abortion

Public Health (PBH)

1. A health care practitioner licensed, certified, or authorized under title eight of the education law, acting within his or her lawful scope of practice, may perform an abortion when, according to the practitioner's reasonable and good faith professional judgment based on the facts of the patient's case: the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient's life or health.

  2. This article shall be construed and applied consistent with and subject to applicable laws and applicable and authorized regulations governing health care procedures.