Bill Text: MI SB0832 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Health; education; emergency contraceptive education act; create. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding pt. 98.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-20 - Referred To Committee On Health Policy [SB0832 Detail]

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SENATE BILL No. 832

 

 

February 20, 2018, Introduced by Senators YOUNG, WARREN, ANANICH, HOPGOOD, BIEDA, JOHNSON and HERTEL and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

 

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

 

"Public health code,"

 

(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding part 98.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

                  PART 98. EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES

 

     Sec. 9801. This part shall be known and may be cited as the

 

"emergency contraceptive education act".

 

     Sec. 9803. (1) As used in this part:

 

     (a) "Emergency contraceptive" means a drug that meets both of

 

the following criteria:

 

     (i) Is used after sexual relations.

 

     (ii) Prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation, fertilization

 

of an egg, or implantation of an egg in a uterus.

 

     (b) "Health care professional" means an individual who is

 


licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to engage in a health

 

profession under article 15.

 

     (c) "Health facility or agency" means that term as defined in

 

section 20106.

 

     (d) "Institution of higher education" means a degree or

 

certificate granting public or private college, university, junior

 

college, or community college.

 

     (2) In addition, article 1 contains general definitions and

 

principles of construction applicable to all articles in this code.

 

     Sec. 9805. (1) Subject to subsection (3), the department shall

 

develop and disseminate to the public information on emergency

 

contraceptives.

 

     (2) The department may disseminate information developed under

 

subsection (1) directly or through arrangements with nonprofit

 

organizations, consumer groups, institutions of higher education,

 

federal, state, or local agencies, health facilities or agencies,

 

and the media.

 

     (3) The department shall include in the information

 

disseminated under subsection (1), at a minimum, all of the

 

following:

 

     (a) A description of emergency contraceptives.

 

     (b) An explanation of the use, safety, and efficacy of

 

emergency contraceptives.

 

     (c) An explanation of where emergency contraceptives are

 

available, including a statement that some emergency contraceptives

 

may be available for purchase over the counter at pharmacies.

 

     Sec. 9807. (1) The department, in consultation with major


medical and public health organizations, shall develop and

 

disseminate to health care professionals and health facilities or

 

agencies information on emergency contraceptives.

 

     (2) The department shall include in the information

 

disseminated under subsection (1), at a minimum, all of the

 

following:

 

     (a) Information describing the use, safety, and efficacy of

 

emergency contraceptives.

 

     (b) An explanation of where emergency contraceptives are

 

available, including a statement that some emergency contraceptives

 

may be available for purchase over the counter at pharmacies.

 

     (c) A recommendation regarding the use of emergency

 

contraceptives in specific, appropriate cases.

 

     (d) Information explaining how to obtain additional copies of

 

the information for distribution to the patients of the health care

 

professionals and health facilities or agencies.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

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