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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-12.6b: Definitions relative to emergency contraception for sexual assault victims.

          
1. As used in P.L.2005, c.50 (C.26:2H-2.6b et seq.):

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Division on Women" means the Division on Women in the Department of Children and Families.

"Emergency care to sexual assault victims" means a medical examination, procedure, or service provided by an emergency health care facility to a sexual assault victim following an alleged sexual offense.

"Emergency contraception" means one or more prescription drugs to prevent pregnancy, used separately or in combination, administered to or self-administered by a patient within a medically recommended time after sexual intercourse, dispensed for that purpose in accordance with professional standards of practice and determined to be safe by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

"Emergency health care facility" means a general hospital or satellite emergency department licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.).

"Medically and factually accurate and objective" means verified or supported by the weight of research conducted in compliance with accepted scientific methods and standards, published in peer-reviewed journals and recognized as accurate and objective by leading professional organizations and agencies with relevant expertise in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

"Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program" means the Statewide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Law and Public Safety, established pursuant to P.L.2001, c.81 (C.52:4B-50 et seq.).

"Sexual assault victim" means a female who alleges or is alleged to have suffered a personal, physical, or psychological injury as a result of a sexual offense.

"Sexual offense" means sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault as set forth in N.J.S.2C:14-2, criminal sexual contact and aggravated criminal sexual contact as set forth in N.J.S.2C:14-3, fourth degree lewdness as set forth in subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:14-4 and endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of the child as set forth in N.J.S.2C:24-4.

L.2005, c.50, s.1; amended 2012, c.16, s.45; 2012, c.17, s.182.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.






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