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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 106. PERSONAL HEALTH CARE (INCLUDING MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT) [123100 - 125850]

  ( Division 106 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

PART 2. MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH [123225 - 124250]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

CHAPTER 3. Child Health [123650 - 124174.6]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. )

ARTICLE 8. Female Genital Mutilation Prevention [124170- 124170.]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 790, Sec. 3. )

124170.
  

The State Department of Health Services, in consultation with the State Department of Social Services and the appropriate federal agency or department, shall establish and implement appropriate education, preventative, and outreach activities, focusing on the new immigrant populations that traditionally practice female genital mutilation, for the purpose of informing members of those communities of the health risks and emotional trauma inflicted by this practice and informing those communities and the medical community of the prohibition and ramifications of Section 273.4 of the Penal Code.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 790, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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