New York Bill Regarding Parental Consent for Emergency Contraception (A 6741)
This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018
A 6741 would require health care workers of any public school to obtain consent of the parent or guardian of a minor seeking a prescription of emergency contraception.
The director of school health services of each school district or the health department responsible to provide such services, or the health care administrator or any public school would be required to mail a letter to the parent or guardian of any minor on the first day of school with the following information:
- a brief explanation that informs the recipient that he/she has the right to withhold or provide consent for the distribution of emergency contraception to his/her child by the public schools; and
- a full listing of all indications and usage, contradictions, adverse reactions and warnings and precautions of any form of emergency contraception that the health care provider at the school might dispense.
No form of emergency contraception would be allowed to be dispensed to any minor child until the school health office has received affirmative consent from a parent or guardian, and only after a specific review of the child’s medical condition by the licensed health care provider. The health care provider would be required to keep a record of the review and medical condition. Records would need to be maintained for a minimum of four years following the child’s last day of attendance at the school.