Florida Senate - 2020                                      SB 44
       By Senator Book
       32-00058-20                                             202044__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the treatment of sexual assault
    3         victims; amending s. 395.1021, F.S.; requiring certain
    4         licensed facilities to provide to victims of sexual
    5         assault information regarding emergency contraception
    6         and its availability, if requested; providing a
    7         definition; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 395.1021, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         395.1021 Treatment of sexual assault victims.—Any licensed
   14  facility which provides emergency room services shall arrange
   15  for the rendering of appropriate medical attention and treatment
   16  of victims of sexual assault through:
   17         (1) Such Gynecological, psychological, and medical services
   18  that may include, but are not limited to, providing to such
   19  victims, verbally and in writing, medically and factually
   20  accurate information regarding emergency contraception,
   21  including its use, efficacy, and availability at the facility,
   22  if requested as are needed by the victim. For purposes of this
   23  subsection, the term “emergency contraception” means a drug,
   24  medicine, oral hormonal compound, mixture, preparation,
   25  instrument, article, or device that is approved by the United
   26  States Food and Drug Administration and prevents a pregnancy
   27  after sexual intercourse. The term does not include a drug,
   28  medicine, oral hormonal compound, mixture, preparation,
   29  instrument, article, or device of any nature which is prescribed
   30  for the purpose of terminating a pregnancy.
   32  Such licensed facility shall also arrange for the protection of
   33  the victim’s anonymity while complying with the laws of this
   34  state and may encourage the victim to notify law enforcement
   35  personnel and to cooperate with them in apprehending the
   36  suspect.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.