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Ensure Medically Accurate Information at Crisis Pregnancy Centers

A 2011 policy resolution calling for Crisis Pregnancy Centers to disclose that the center is not a medical facility, that it does not perform or provide referrals for abortion or contraception, and that it is not bound by HIPAA requirements protecting confidentiality.

Support the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act

A 2007 policy resolution asking the NYSAFP to affirm its existing policy on scope of practice, criminalization of medical practice, and the importance of safe legal abortion care, and to indicate their support for the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act in New York State.

Ensure Patient and Physician Confidentiality

A 2007 policy resolution to prevent the inadvertent violations of confidentiality that occur when health insurance explanations of benefits or medical bills are sent to the home. It allows adolescents and dependents to obtain confidential services without releases of their medical information to guardians.