Legislative and Regulatory

(Last updated 8/3/2018)

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NYS Capitol

ACOG District II speaks on behalf of women's health to the Governor, legislature, and State agencies, and often serves as New York’s scientific and educational resource on related health issues. As the State’s leading advocate for accessible and affordable women’s healthcare, District II is committed to policies that are responsive to women’s unique needs and promote high quality of care.

The organization’s legislative priorities:

  • Are driven by research, clinical guidelines, and membership expertise
  • Promote evidence-based improvements in patient safety
  • Support equitable, comprehensive, and accessible health coverage for women
  • Guide transformation of healthcare delivery models to ensure viability of physician practice

Legislative Committee

ACOG District II's Legislative Committee meets monthly to discuss legislative priorities, strategy, and advocacy efforts throughout the legislative session. Members track proposed legislation, attend relevant committee meetings, and compose memoranda in support or opposition to District II’s advocacy efforts. The Committee is in frequent contact with members of the Legislature and collaborates with like-minded medical organizations and interest groups to influence policies.

Key Legislative Priorities

Memorandum of Support for the Maternal Mortality Review Board (A.10346-A/S.8907)

Memorandum in Opposition A.10809-A C-Section

Harmful Liability Legislation Passes: ACOG Advocacy Continues

Memorandum of Support for the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A.1378/S.3668)

Memorandum of Support for the Reproductive Health Act (A.1748/S.2796)

Press Releases


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188