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AB-2134 Clinics: notice: abortion pill reversal.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 13, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 16, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2134


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

February 17, 2016


An act to add Section 123472.4 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2134, as amended, Waldron. Clinics: notice: abortion pill reversal.
Existing law, the Reproductive FACT Act, requires a licensed covered facility, as defined, to disseminate a notice to clients stating, among other things, that California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services, prenatal care, and abortion, for eligible women. Existing law authorizes the Attorney General, city attorney, or county counsel to bring an action to impose a specified civil penalty against covered facilities that fail to comply with these requirements.
This bill would additionally require those licensed covered facilities, if the facility provides abortions, to post a public notice advising clients that it may be possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 123472.4 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

123472.4.
 (a) A licensed covered facility that performs abortions shall post the following public notice in English and in the primary threshold languages for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, as determined by the State Department of Health Care Services for the county in which the facility is located:

“It may be possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill. If you change your mind after taking the abortion pill, time is of the essence. For more information, call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at (877) 558-0333.” [insert the telephone number or web site] for more information.”

(b) The notice described in subdivision (a) shall be at least 8.5 inches by 11 inches, written in no less than 22-point type, and posted in a conspicuous place where individuals wait that may be easily read by those seeking services from the facility.