Protecting Women's Health Care and Rights

October 01, 2012

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) joined Governor Jerry Brown and supporters of women's rights and access to health care in Los Angeles to witness the signing of her legislation, Assembly Bill 2348. Assemblymember Mitchell says AB 2348, the first law of its kind in the entire nation, will allow registered nurses to dispense and administer hormonal contraceptives. It also allows RNs to dispense drugs and devices upon an order by a certified nurse-midwife (CNM), a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA) while functioning within specified clinic settings. Having AB 2348 signed into law is the culmination of our hard-fought effort to expand access to birth control for women who need it, said Assemblymember Mitchell. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.