California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 352 and Assembly Bill 254 into law, effective January 1, 2024. Through these new laws, California seeks to mitigate the risk of out-of-state prosecution of individuals seeking abortions or gender-affirming care. These bills include significant changes to California privacy and health information interoperability laws that will impact healthcare providers, health plans, employers, electronic health record developers and certain digital health companies handling medical information related to gender-affirming care, abortion, and abortion-related services, sexual health, fertility or contraception.

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