File #: Int 0475-2022    Version: Name: Cause of action related to interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: 8/12/2022 Law number: 2022/076
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a cause of action related to interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care
Sponsors: Shahana K. Hanif, Tiffany Cabán, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Farah N. Louis, Carlina Rivera , Crystal Hudson, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Keith Powers , Shekar Krishnan, Justin L. Brannan, Rita C. Joseph, Eric Dinowitz, Sandra Ung, Julie Menin, Lynn C. Schulman, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Shaun Abreu, Lincoln Restler, Julie Won, Kevin C. Riley, Chi A. Ossé, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Mercedes Narcisse, Gale A. Brewer, Christopher Marte, Diana I. Ayala, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Linda Lee, Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Summary: This bill would create a private right of action for interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care. A person would be able to bring a claim of interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care when a lawsuit is commenced against such person on the basis of medical care relating to the human reproductive or endocrine systems that is legal in New York City and which was provided, in whole or in part, in New York City.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 475-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 475, 3. Int. No. 475, 4. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 2, 2022, 7. Committee Report 7/1/22, 8. Hearing Testimony 7/1/22, 9. Hearing Transcript 7/1/22, 10. Proposed Int. No. 475-A - 7/7/22, 11. Committee Report 7/14/22, 12. Hearing Transcript 7/14/22, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22, 16. Int. No. 475-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Mayor's Letter, 19. Local Law 76
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8/16/2022AShahana K. Hanif City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/12/2022AShahana K. Hanif Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/2022AShahana K. Hanif Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2022AShahana K. Hanif City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2022AShahana K. Hanif City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Women and Gender Equity Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Women and Gender Equity Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Women and Gender Equity Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2022AShahana K. Hanif Committee on Women and Gender Equity Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/1/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Women and Gender Equity Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/1/2022*Shahana K. Hanif Committee on Women and Gender Equity Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2022*Shahana K. Hanif City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2022*Shahana K. Hanif City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 475-A

 

By Council Members Hanif, Cabán, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Louis, Rivera, Hudson, Farías, Avilés, Powers, Krishnan, Brannan, Joseph, Dinowitz, Ung, Menin, Schulman, Richardson Jordan, Abreu, Restler, Won, Riley, Ossé, De La Rosa, Narcisse, Brewer, Marte, Ayala, Sanchez, Lee and The Speaker (Council Member Adams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a cause of action related to interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 21 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 21

Interference with Reproductive or Endocrine Medical Care

§ 17-2101 Claim for interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care. a. A person may bring a civil action for interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care when a civil action is commenced against such person in any state, for which liability, in whole or in part, or any theory of vicarious, joint, several or conspiracy liability derived therefrom, is based on the provision, receipt, assistance in receipt or provision of, or material support for, medical care relating to the human reproductive or endocrine systems, which was lawfully provided in the city.

b. A claim for interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care may not be based upon the commencement of any civil action that is founded in tort, contract or statute and for which a similar claim would exist under the laws of the state of New York or of the city and which is:

1. Brought by the patient who received the medical care, or the patient’s authorized legal representative, for damages suffered by the patient or damages derived from an individual's loss of consortium of the patient; or

2. Brought by a party with a contractual relationship with the person that is the subject of the action.

c. A plaintiff who prevails on a claim alleging interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care shall be awarded statutory damages of $10,000. In addition, the court, in issuing a final order in any action brought pursuant to this section, may award costs of litigation to the prevailing party whenever the court determines such an award is appropriate. This section does not limit or abrogate any claim or cause of action such person has under common law or by other law or rule.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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