Wisconsin fines 22 hospitals over not offering emergency contraception to rape victims
MADISON - Wisconsin has fined 22 hospitals in recent years for not complying with a law requiring them to offer emergency contraception to rape victims.continue at JS
The 2008 law requires emergency rooms to give sexual assault victims information about the so-called “morning-after pill,” to provide the drugs on request, and to train staff about the drugs.
The hospitals include SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, which was fined $7,500 in 2015, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Sunday. The Department of Human Services said the hospital failed in 2014 to inform three sexual assault patients about emergency contraception or make it available to them.