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File #: Int 1621-2017    Version: * Name: Clarifying that gender reassignment surgery that will result in sterilization is not subject to a waiting period.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying that gender reassignment surgery that will result in sterilization is not subject to a waiting period
Sponsors: Carlos Menchaca, Corey D. Johnson
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would amend the City’s sterilization waiting period and consent law by clarifying that medical procedures that do not have sterilization as their primary purpose, but which instead may sterilize the patient as a byproduct of such procedure, such as some gender reassignment surgeries, are not subject to the provisions of such law.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1621, 2. Int. No. 1621, 3. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1621

By Council Members Menchaca and Johnson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying that gender reassignment surgery that will result in sterilization is not subject to a waiting period

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 17-402 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

1. “Sterilization” shall mean any procedure or operation, the purpose of which is to render an individual permanently incapable of reproducing. The term “sterilization” shall not include any procedure or operation for which the rendering of an individual incapable of reproducing is solely an incidental effect of such procedure or operation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law; provided, however, that the department of health and mental hygiene shall promulgate rules or undertake such other actions as may be necessary for timely implementation of this local law, prior to its effective date.

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