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      RS 40:1061.7     

  

§1061.7. Instruction in elementary and secondary schools by abortion providers; prohibition

            A. No employee of or representative acting on behalf of an organization, individual, or any other entity that performs elective abortion as defined in R.S. 40:1061.9, or of an affiliate as defined in Subsection B of this Section, shall engage in any of the following activities:

            (1) Presenting or otherwise delivering any instruction or program on any health topic, including but not limited to human sexuality or family planning, to students at a public elementary or secondary school, or at a charter school that receives state funding.

            (2) Knowingly providing any materials or media regarding human sexuality or family planning for distribution or viewing at a public elementary or secondary school, or at a charter school that receives state funding, regardless of the topic or viewpoint of such materials or media, if the materials or media are created by or bear the identifying mark of an organization, individual, or any other entity, or of an affiliate of any such organization, individual, or entity, that performs elective abortion as defined in R.S. 40:1061.9.

            B. For purposes of this Section, "affiliate" means an organization, individual, or any other entity that has a legal relationship with another organization, individual, or any other entity, and such relationship is created or governed by at least one written instrument that demonstrates one or more of the following:

            (1) Common ownership, management, or control.

            (2) The existence of a franchise.

            (3) The granting or extension of a license or other agreement that authorizes common use of a brand name, trademark, service mark, or other registered identification mark.

            C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any hospital licensed in accordance with the Hospital Licensing Law, R.S. 40:2100 et seq.

            D. Any abortion provider or affiliate of an abortion provider whose employee or representative acts in violation of this Section shall be subject to imposition of a monetary penalty established by rule by the Louisiana Department of Health, and the department shall consider such violation in any action regarding license issuance taken in accordance with R.S. 40:2175.6.

            Acts 2014, No. 617, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.35 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.




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