NYC Council Health Chair Levine to Hold Hearing on Bill to Amend Birth Certificates for Abuse Survivors

**ADVISORY for February 7, 2019**
CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov

City Hall, NY – On February 7th at 1pm, New York City Council Member Mark Levine will chair a Health Committee Hearing on his legislation to require the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Office of Vital Records to redact from birth certificates the name of physicians whose license has been suspended, surrendered or revoked by the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC).

Council Member Levine was moved to sponsor this legislation after hearing survivor/advocate Marissa Hoechstetter’s story, as she unsuccessfully sought to have the name of the OB/GYN who sexually assaulted her while she was pregnant removed from her twin daughters’ birth certificates but was denied.

Who: Council Health Chair Mark Levine, Survivor/Advocate Marissa Hoechstetter
Where: New York City Hall Committee Room
When: Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 1 pm

If you are unable to attend the hearing, the City Council will be live streaming it here.

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