Amendment #573 to H5150

Ban on non-consensual pelvic exams

Representatives Domb of Amherst and Provost of Somerville Moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:

“SECTION XXXX. Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after Section 70H the following new section:-

SECTION 70I. A health care provider or a student undertaking a course of professional instruction or a clinical training program, may not perform a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious patient unless the patient has given specific informed consent in writing to the pelvic examination; or the performance of a pelvic examination is within the scope of care for the surgical procedure or diagnostic examination to be performed on the patient or, in the case of an unconscious patient, the pelvic examination is required for diagnostic purposes."


Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #573 to H5150

Ban on non-consensual pelvic exams


Lindsay N. Sabadosa

Maria Duaime Robinson

Jack Patrick Lewis

Tommy Vitolo

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Christina A. Minicucci

Kate Lipper-Garabedian

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

Mary S. Keefe

Natalie M. Higgins

Natalie M. Blais

Kathleen R. LaNatra

Tami L. Gouveia

Jay D. Livingstone