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Emergency Contraception

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION (EC) FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-SURVIVORS
Utah law ensures that sexual-assault survivors receive access to emergency contraception (EC) in hospital emergency rooms and urgent-care centers.  As part of the minimum standard for the examination and treatment of sexual-assault survivors, hospitals must provide the woman with medically and factually accurate written and oral information about EC, offer her EC, and dispense EC to her upon request.  Freestanding urgent-care centers are exempt from providing EC if there is a hospital within 30 miles and if an employee at the urgent-care center provides the woman with medically and factually accurate written and oral information about EC as well as the name and address of the hospital located within the 30-mile radius. Utah Code Ann. §26-21b-201 (Enacted 2010).


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