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The DC Code: § 7-2121 Definitions.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

"Emergency contraception" means a drug or drug regimen approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy when administered after sexual contact, including oral contraceptive pills.
"Hospital" means a facility that provides 24-hour inpatient care, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and other health-related services, for a variety of physical or mental conditions, and may, in addition, provide outpatient services, particularly emergency care.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 17-346, the "Emergency Care for Sexual Assault Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-323 which was referred to the Committee on Health. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 2, 2008, and December 16, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 12, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 17-664 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-346 became effective on March 25, 2009. DC CODE § 7-2121 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-346, § 2, 56 DCR 966.)