N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2496
Written summary regarding hysterectomy

The commissioner, in consultation with the medical society of the state of New York, consumers and others knowledgeable on the topic of hysterectomy shall develop a standardized written summary which shall explain:


the common diagnoses for which hysterectomy is a common treatment including but not limited to uterine leiomyofibroma, endometriosis, disorders of menstruation, premalignant or malignant changes in uterus or cervix and salpingo-oophoritis;


alternative treatments to hysterectomy for such diagnoses, in accordance with accepted medical practices;


the types of hysterectomy including radical, subtotal abdominal, total abdominal and vaginal;


the common physiological changes, side effects, risks and benefits which result after each type of hysterectomy or alternative is performed;


that the hysterectomy is irreversible, results in infertility and the end of menstruation; and


an oophorectomy, a treatment often associated with hysterectomy, including unilateral, bilateral and salpingo-oophorectomy.

Source: Section 2496 — Written summary regarding hysterectomy, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2496 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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Sep. 22, 2014

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