File #: Int 0507-2022    Version: Name: Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to make medication abortion available at no cost to a patient at its health clinics.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: 8/12/2022 Law number: 2022/078
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to make medication abortion available at no cost to a patient at its health clinics
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Jennifer Gutiérrez, Rita C. Joseph, Farah N. Louis, Crystal Hudson, Shahana K. Hanif, Sandy Nurse, Shaun Abreu, Lincoln Restler, Alexa Avilés, Tiffany Cabán, Amanda Farías, Chi A. Ossé, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Eric Dinowitz, Mercedes Narcisse, Gale A. Brewer, Christopher Marte, Shekar Krishnan, Diana I. Ayala, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Linda Lee, Keith Powers , Kristin Richardson Jordan, Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to provide FDA-approved medication for medication abortion, at no cost to a patient, at health clinics operated by DOHMH. DOHMH would provide such medication to patients who seek to terminate their pregnancy, when the use of such medication is indicated and in accordance with the medically reasonable and good faith professional judgment of such patient’s medical provider. DOHMH would also provide counseling and timely referrals to other health facilities and qualified family planning providers, if needed, for other services.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 507-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 507, 3. Int. No. 507, 4. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 7/1/22, 6. Hearing Testimony 7/1/22, 7. Proposed Int. No. 507-A - 7/7/22, 8. Committee Report 7/14/22, 9. Fiscal Impact Statement, 10. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 11. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22
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Int. No. 507-A

 

By Council Members Rivera, Gutiérrez, Joseph, Louis, Hudson, Hanif, Nurse, Abreu, Restler, Avilés, Cabán, Farías, Ossé, De La Rosa, Dinowitz, Narcisse, Brewer, Marte, Krishnan, Ayala, Sanchez, Lee, Powers, Richardson Jordan 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 department of health and mental hygiene to make medication abortion available at no cost to a patient at its health clinics

 

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 17-184.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-184.1 Availability of medication abortion. a. Subject to sufficient appropriations to meet the requirements of this subdivision, the department shall make available medication approved by the United States food and drug administration for medication abortion at no cost to a patient at health clinics operated by the department where services relating to sexual health are offered and where the department determines making such medication available would be appropriate for the patient population served by such clinic. At such clinics, the department shall make medication for medication abortion available to a patient who seeks to terminate a pregnancy when the use of such medication is indicated and in accordance with the medically reasonable and good faith professional judgment of such patient’s medical provider.

b. The department shall provide counseling and timely referrals to other health facilities and family planning providers in accordance with the assessment of the needs of a patient by the department.

c. Nothing in this section shall require the department to provide to a patient any medication that the department or a medical provider providing services in a health clinic described in subdivision a of this section does not find to be indicated in such provider’s professional judgment. Nor shall anything in this section prevent the department from offering any other service not described in this section at any location where it provides medical care.

d. Nothing in this section shall create a private right of action, nor be the basis of a claim of medical malpractice against the department or against any medical provider providing services in a health clinic described in subdivision a of this section.

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

 

 

 

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