File #: Int 0490-2022    Version: Name: Requiring the provision of sexual and reproductive health services by the department of health and mental hygiene.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of sexual and reproductive health services by the department of health and mental hygiene
Sponsors: Julie Menin, Farah N. Louis, Crystal Hudson, Shahana K. Hanif, Sandy Nurse, Mercedes Narcisse, Alexa Avilés, Marjorie Velázquez, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Diana I. Ayala, Carlina Rivera , Eric Dinowitz, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Julie Won, Tiffany Cabán, Kevin C. Riley, Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide sexual and reproductive health services and conduct research on sexual and reproductive health disparities within the city. In providing such services, the department will have the power and duty to: provide outreach, education, and support to individuals, especially low-income individuals and those without health insurance, regarding issues related to sexual and reproductive health, including but not limited to: contraception, including a broad range of methods such as long-acting reversible contraception; preconception health services; abortion services; family planning services; testing, prevention, and treatment for HIV; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; routine screening for breast and cervical cancer; and health education in community settings to promote reproductive health, to prevent unintended pregnancy, and to promote access to reproductive and preventive health services. The office would also make referrals to affordable and accessible services related to contraception, abortion, family planning, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and counseling, testing, and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, when determined appropriate by the department.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 490-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 490, 3. Int. No. 490, 4. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22, 6. Committee Report 6/29/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/29/22, 8. Proposed Int. No. 490-A - 8/4/22
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6/2/2022*Julie Menin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Proposed Int. No. 490-A

 

By Council Members Menin, Louis, Hudson, Hanif, Nurse, Narcisse, Avilés, Velázquez, Brooks-Powers, Ayala, Rivera, Dinowitz, De La Rosa, Won, Cabán, Riley and The Speaker (Council Member Adams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of sexual and reproductive health services by the department of health and mental hygiene

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.19 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.19 Provision of sexual and reproductive health services. a. The department shall provide sexual and reproductive health services and conduct research on sexual and reproductive health disparities within the city. In providing such services, the department shall have the power and duty to:

1. Provide outreach, education, and support to individuals, especially low-income individuals and those without health insurance, regarding issues related to sexual and reproductive health, including, but not limited to:

(a) Contraception, including a broad range of methods such as long-acting reversible contraception;

(b) Preconception health services;

(c) Abortion services;

(d) Family planning services;

(e) Testing, prevention, and treatment for HIV;

(f) Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections;

(g) Routine screening for breast and cervical cancer; and

(h) Health education, in community settings, to promote reproductive health, prevent unintended pregnancy, and promote access to reproductive and preventive health services.

2. Make referrals, when determined appropriate by the department, to affordable and accessible services related to contraception; abortion; family planning; breast and cervical cancer screenings; and counseling, testing, and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 1 year after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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