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File #: Int 2120-2020    Version: * Name: Signage regarding transgender rights and services at hospitals.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/15/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to signage regarding transgender rights and services at hospitals
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Ben Kallos, Vanessa L. Gibson, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to distribute signs on an individual’s right to be referred to by a preferred name, title, gender and pronoun to every hospital in the city. This bill would also require DOHMH to establish guidance to encourage hospitals to list and conspicuously post the transgender-specific services offered by each hospital, and would require DOHMH to post such guidance on its website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2120, 2. Int. No. 2120, 3. October 15, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-15-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 15, 2020
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Int. No. 2120

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Kallos, Gibson and Van Bramer

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to signage regarding transgender rights and services at hospitals

 

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 17-167.2 to read as follows:

§ 17-167.2 Signage regarding transgender rights and services at hospitals. a. Transgender patient rights. No later than March 1, 2021, the department shall distribute signs on transgender patient rights to every hospital in the city. Such signage shall include, but need not be limited to, information on the right to be referred to by an individual’s preferred name, title, gender and pronoun.

b. Transgender-specific services offered. Within six months of the effective date of the local law that added this section, to the extent practicable, the department shall:

1. Coordinate with every hospital in the city to determine the services offered by each hospital related to a transgender individual’s medical transition and any other transgender-specific services offered;

2. Establish guidance to encourage hospitals to list and conspicuously post the transgender-specific services offered by each hospital and provide such guidance to every hospital in the city; and

3. Post such guidance conspicuously on the department’s website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS #15718

9/8/2020