N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 570.17
Extradition for legally protected health activity


1.

For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a)

“Reproductive health services” shall mean and include all services, care, or products of a medical, surgical, psychiatric, therapeutic, diagnostic, mental health, behavioral health, preventative, rehabilitative, supportive, consultative, referral, prescribing, or dispensing nature relating to the human reproductive system provided in accordance with the constitution and the laws of this state, whether provided in person or by means of telehealth or telehealth services, which includes, but is not limited to, all services, care and products relating to pregnancy, assisted reproduction, contraception, miscarriage management or the termination of a pregnancy, and self-managed terminations.

(b)

“Legally protected health activity” shall mean and include the following acts and omissions by providers and facilitators of reproductive health services, to the extent they are not in violation of the constitution or the laws of this state, provided that such provider is physically present in the state:

(i)

the exercise or attempted exercise by any person of rights to reproductive health services as secured by the constitution or laws of this state or the provision of insurance coverage for such services or care; and

(ii)

any act or omission undertaken to aid or encourage, or attempt to aid or encourage, any person in the exercise or attempted exercise of rights to reproductive health services as secured by the constitution or laws of this state, or to provide insurance coverage for such services or care; provided, however, that the provision of such reproductive health services by a person duly licensed under the laws of this state and physically present in this state and the provision of insurance coverage for such services or care shall be a legally protected health activity if the service or care is permitted under the laws of this state, regardless of the patient’s location.

2.

Except as required by federal law, no demand for the extradition of a person subject to criminal liability that is in whole or in part based on the alleged provision or receipt of, assistance in provision or receipt of, material support for, or any theory of vicarious, joint, several or conspiracy liability for any legally protected health activity performed in New York shall be recognized by the governor unless the executive authority of the demanding state shall allege in writing that the accused was physically present in the demanding state at the time of the commission of the alleged crime, and that thereafter he, she or they fled from that state.

Source: Section 570.17 — Extradition for legally protected health activity, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/570.­17 (updated Jun. 30, 2023; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

570.02
Short title
570.04
Definitions
570.06
Fugitives from justice
570.08
Demand
570.10
Investigation by governor
570.12
Extradition of persons imprisoned or awaiting trial in another state
570.14
Extradition of persons who left the demanding state under compulsion
570.16
Extradition of persons not present in demanding state at time of commission of crime
570.17
Extradition for legally protected health activity
570.18
Issuance of warrant of arrest by governor
570.19
Extradition of gender-affirming care providers, seekers, parents, guardians, and helpers
570.20
Execution of warrant
570.22
Authority of arresting officer
570.24
Rights of accused person
570.26
Noncompliance with preceding section
570.28
Confinement of the accused in jail when necessary
570.30
Confinement of extradited persons passing through this state
570.32
Arrest of accused before making of requisition
570.34
Arrest of accused without warrant therefor
570.36
Commitment to await requisition
570.38
Bail
570.40
Extension of time of commitment
570.42
Bail
570.44
Persons under criminal prosecution in this state at time of requisition
570.46
Guilt or innocence of accused
570.48
Alias warrant of arrest
570.50
Written waiver of extradition proceedings
570.52
Fugitives from this state
570.54
Application for issuance of requisition
570.56
Expense of extradition
570.58
Immunity from service of process in certain civil actions
570.60
No immunity from other criminal prosecution while in this state
570.62
Non-waiver by this state
570.64
Interpretation
570.66
Constitutionality

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 30, 2023

§ 570.17’s source at nysenate​.gov

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