File #: Int 0066-2022    Version: * Name: Signage regarding transgender rights and services at hospitals.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/24/2022
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, Shahana K. Hanif, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won, Farah N. Louis, Lincoln Restler, Erik D. Bottcher, Julie Menin, Crystal Hudson
Council Member Sponsors: 9
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. DOHMH would also be required to coordinate with hospitals to update such list of transgender-specific services, and post the list of services and any updates on the department’s website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 66, 2. Int. No. 66, 3. February 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 24, 2022
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Int. No. 66

 

By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Hanif, Cabán, Won, Louis, Restler, Bottcher, Menin and Hudson

 

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, 2023, the department shall distribute signs on transgender and gender non-conforming 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. The department shall post information on transgender and gender non-conforming patient rights conspicuously on its website.

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;

3. Coordinate with every hospital in the city to update any such list of transgender-specific services provided by each hospital, as needed; and

4. Post such guidance and such list of transgender-specific services provided by each hospital conspicuously on the department’s website.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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