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LWV-Hawaii Legislative Testimony

SB 526

Relating to
Hospital Emergency Compassionate Care for Sexual Assault Victims.

Senate Committee on Health (HTH) - chair: Josh Green, vice chair: Rosalyn H. Baker

Monday, January 28, 2013, 1:15 P.M.. Conference Room 229

Testifier: Joy A. Marshall, R.N., LWV Legislative Chair on Health Care Reform

Click here to view SB526

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii stands in support of SB526 which requires all hospitals to provide female survivors of sexual assault with medically and factually appropriate information regarding emergency contraception (EC).

It is the League's position to support a basic level of quality care for all Hawaii residents and control healh care costs.

This is minimally a best medical practice, not only endorsed by the AMA (American Medical Association) as well as the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and the League. This compassionate care can protect the woman from unintended pregnancy which raises psychological and emotional costs as well as a lifetime cost to the survivor and the family.

Again, we stand in support of this bill.

Thank you for the opportunity to testify.acc

Than you for allowing me to testify in support of HB 399,


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