Summary: S.2259 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (12/20/2017)

Access to Birth Control Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require pharmacies to comply with certain rules related to ensuring access to contraceptives. Among other requirements, pharmacies must provide a customer a contraceptive or related medication without delay if it is in stock. If the contraceptive is not in stock, the pharmacy must immediately inform the customer and either transfer the prescription to a pharmacy that has it in stock or order it.

Civil penalties and a private cause of action are established for violations of this bill.