File #: Int 0355-2022    Version: * Name: Permitting incarcerated individuals in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting incarcerated individuals in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis, Rita C. Joseph, Mercedes Narcisse, Alexa Avilés, Nantasha M. Williams, Tiffany Cabán, Sandra Ung, Chi A. Ossé, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Kevin C. Riley, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Shaun Abreu, Julie Won, Charles Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction to provide an incarcerated individual with a doctor of the same gender upon request, absent any substantial safety risk.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 355, 2. Int. No. 355, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 355

 

By Council Members Rivera, Louis, Joseph, Narcisse, Avilés, Williams, Cabán, Ung, Ossé, Richardson Jordan, Riley, Gutiérrez, Abreu, Won and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting incarcerated individuals in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-163 to read as follows:  

§ 9-163 Gender specific doctors. Any incarcerated individual in the custody of the department who requests a physician of such incarcerated individual’s gender shall be treated by such physician unless so providing would substantially impact the safety or security of such individual, in which case such request must be fulfilled after such safety or security risk has abated. For the purposes of this section, the term “gender” has the same meaning as that set forth in section 8-102.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

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