A04055 Summary:

COSPNSRJaffee, Dinowitz, Peoples-Stokes, Rosenthal, Titus, Abinanti
MLTSPNSRGalef, Gottfried, Perry
Add S2507, Pub Health L
Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers to clients that such center will not provide abortion or birth control services, that such center is not a licensed medical provider, that pregnancy tests are self-administered and may be purchased over the counter and that such center is not a medical facility; such notice shall be conducted upon first communication or first contact with the client and shall be either in a written statement or oral communication by staff assisting.
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A04055 Actions:

01/29/2015referred to health
01/06/2016referred to health
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A04055 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2015
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GLICK, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSEN-
          THAL, TITUS, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  GALEF,  GOTT-
          FRIED, PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring disclo-
          sure by crisis pregnancy centers
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
     2  2507 to read as follows:
     3    § 2507. Crisis pregnancy center; disclosure. 1. Any  crisis  pregnancy
     4  center  shall  be  required  to disclose to a client that when inquiring
     5  about pregnancy termination, abortion or birth control, such center will
     6  not provide such services or make a referral for such services.
     7    2. For purposes of this section "crisis  pregnancy  center"  means  an
     8  organization  whose  primary purpose is to provide pregnancy counseling,
     9  assistance and/or information, whether for a fee or as a  free  service,
    10  but does not perform abortions or refer for abortions. "Crisis pregnancy
    11  center"  does  not  include  licensed  health care providers, hospitals,
    12  family planning clinics  that  provide  or  refer  for  abortion  and/or
    13  contraception,  or  family planning clinics that receive federal Title X
    14  funds.
    15    3. The disclosure required by subdivision one of this section shall be
    16  conducted upon first communication or first contact with the  client  or
    17  potential  client  and  shall  be  either in a written statement or oral
    18  communication by staff assisting the potential client.  Such  disclosure
    19  shall further be reasonably understandable to the client.
    20    4.  Any  person  who  believes  that  a  violation of this section has
    21  occurred may file a complaint with the department. Within thirty days of
    22  receiving such complaint, the department must investigate the  complaint
    23  and determine whether a violation has occurred.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    5.  Any  crisis  pregnancy  center  violating  the  provisions of this
     2  section shall be subject to a civil fine of not more  than  one  hundred
     3  dollars  on  the  first  violation  and  not more than two hundred fifty
     4  dollars on the second and all subsequent violations.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     6  it shall have become a law.
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