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File #: Int 0065-2018    Version: * Name: Permitting inmates in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting inmates in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require that any inmate in the custody of the Department of Correction be required to be treated by a doctor of the gender of their choosing, absent any substantial safety risk.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 65, 2. Int. No. 65, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 65

 

By Council Members Cumbo and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting inmates in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-153 to read as follows:  

§ 9-153 Gender specific doctors. Any inmate in the custody of the department of correction receiving medical treatment pursuant to chapter 3 of title 40 of the rules of the city of New York or any successor statute who requests a physician of such inmate’s gender shall be treated by such physician unless so providing would substantially impact the safety or security of such inmate, in which case such request must be fulfilled after such safety or security risk has abated. For the purposes of this section, the term “gender” has the same meaning as that set forth in subdivision 23 of section 8-102.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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LS # 3165

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