34-23A-10.3 Publication of educational materials.
Publication of educational materials.
The health department shall publish, in
culturally sensitive languages, within one hundred eighty days after July 1, 2005, the following
printed materials in such a way as to ensure that the information is easily comprehensible:
Materials designed to inform the pregnant woman of all the disclosures enumerated in
Materials designed to inform the pregnant woman of public and private agencies and
services available to assist a pregnant woman through pregnancy, upon childbirth and
while the child is dependent, including adoption agencies, which shall include a list of the
agencies available and a description of the services they offer; and
Materials designed to inform the pregnant woman of the probable anatomical and
physiological characteristics of the unborn child at two-week gestational increments from
the time when a pregnant woman can be known to be pregnant to full term, including any
relevant information on the possibility of the unborn child's survival and pictures or
drawings representing the development of unborn children at two-week gestational
increments. Such pictures or drawings shall contain the dimensions of the fetus and shall
be realistic and appropriate for the stage of pregnancy depicted. The materials shall be
objective, nonjudgmental, and designed to convey only accurate scientific information
about the unborn child at the various gestational ages.
The materials shall be printed in a typeface large enough to be clearly legible and shall be
available at no cost from the Department of Health upon request and in appropriate number to any
person, facility or hospital.
Source: SL 1993, ch 249, § 5; SL 2005, ch 186, § 9.