SB 1158 Creates the "Women's Right To Know Act"
Sponsor:Bray Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3902S.01I Fiscal Note:3902-01
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:03/31/04 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families, Mental and Journal page:
Public Health Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1158 - This act creates the "Woman's Right to Know Act". "Emergency contraception" is defined as any drug or device approved by the FDA that prevents pregnancy after intercourse.

The Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health shall be responsible for raising public awareness and promoting counseling and referrals for all contraceptive devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Division shall distribute information regarding the availability, safety, and effectiveness of emergency contraception and must stress that it is a method of pregnancy prevention that cannot harm or abort an established pregnancy. The information must also inform women that health plans which cover prescription drugs are also required to cover contraceptive drugs and devices.

This act is similar to SB 393 (2003).