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File #: Int 2119-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to report on training for medical care for transgender and gender non-conforming persons.
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 requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report on training for medical care for transgender and gender non-conforming persons
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene to report on training provided by hospitals to medical staff on medical care for transgender and gender non-conforming persons, including training on medical needs common to transgender and gender non-conforming-specific patients, medical and surgical treatment, and treatment and care related to social and medical transitions.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2119, 2. Int. No. 2119, 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. 2119

 

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

 

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 report on training for medical care for transgender and gender non-conforming persons

 

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 Report on training for transgender and gender non-conforming medical care. a. No later than February 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the speaker of the council and publish on the department’s website a report regarding training on medical care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals provided to medical staff at hospitals. To the extent such information is available to the department, such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information, disaggregated by hospital:

1. The number of physicians, nurses and other medical staff who have received training on the provision of medical care to transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, including but not limited to (i) common medical needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patients; (ii) medical and surgical treatment; and (iii) treatment and care related to social and medical transitions; and

2. A summary of the information included in any training provided by a hospital to medical staff relating to the provision of medical care to transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, including whether such training includes information on sensitivity and patient interactions or bias or discrimination in relation to medical care.

b. Information required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that does not violate any applicable provision of federal, state or local law relating to the privacy of information.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #13057

9/10/2020