By: Farrar H.B. No. 4260
  relating to the regulation of men's health and safety; creating a
  civil penalty for unregulated masturbatory emissions.
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle H, Title 2, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 173 to read as follows:
         Sec. 173.001.  SHORT TITLE. This chapter may be called the
  Man's Right to Know Act.
         Sec. 173.002.  PURPOSE. The purpose of this chapter is to
  express the state's interest in promoting men's health; ensure
  Texas men experience safe and healthy elective vasectomies, Viagra
  utilizations, colonoscopies procedures, and men's health
  experiences; ensure a doctor's right to invoke their personal,
  moralistic, or religious beliefs in refusing to perform an elective
  vasectomy or prescribe Viagra; and promote fully-abstinent sexual
  relations or occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care
  and medical facilities, as a means of the healthiest way to ensure
  men's health.
         Sec. 173.003.  INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS. The Department of
  State Health Services shall create and distribute informational
  materials containing information reflecting the requirements and
  legislative intent in this Chapter. The Department shall entitle
  the information materials "A Man's Right to Know." The Department
  shall establish rules and procedures for the creation and
  distribution of the informational materials that exactly follow the
  rules and procedures of the informational booklet entitled "A
  Woman's Right To Know." The booklet will contain scientific
  information that must be verified and supported by research that is
  recognized as medically accurate, objective, and complete by the
  National Institutes of Health and affiliated organizations. The
  booklet must contain medical information related to the benefits
  and concerns of a man seeking a vasectomy, Viagra prescription, or a
  colonoscopy. The booklet must contain artistic illustrations of
  each procedure.
         Sec. 173.004.  PROHIBITED CAUSES OF ACTION. A cause of
  action may not arise, and damages may not be awarded, on behalf of
  any person based on the claim their doctor refused to perform a
  vasectomy procedure, prescribe Viagra, perform a colonoscopy, or
  withheld any other men's health procedure due to their personal,
  moralistic, or religious beliefs.  This section may not be
  construed to eliminate any duty of a physician or other health care
  practitioner under any other applicable law.
  EXPLANATION. An attending physician must verbally review the
  informational booklet entitled "A Man's Right To Know" with every
  male patient seeking a vasectomy, Viagra prescription, or
         Sec. 173.006.  INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED. A person may not
  perform an elective vasectomy, prescribe Viagra, or perform a
  colonoscopy procedure without the voluntary and informed consent of
  the man on whom the elective vasectomy or colonoscopy procedure is
  to be performed, or Viagra is to be prescribed.
         Sec. 173.007.  VOLUNTARY AND INFORMED CONSENT. Consent to
  an elective vasectomy or colonoscopy procedure, or a prescription
  of Viagra is voluntary and informed only if at least 24 hours have
  passed since the initial health care consultation for the procedure
  or prescription.
  The Department must establish and maintain a registry of private
  nonprofit organizations and hospitals that register with the
  department to provide fully-abstinent encouragement counseling,
  supervising physicians for masturbatory emissions, and storage for
  the semen. Costs will be absorbed by the hospital or contributing
  private nonprofits.
         Sec. 173.009.  SONOGRAM ELECTION. An attending physician
  must administer a medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam and
  magnetic resonance imagining of the rectum before administering an
  elective vasectomy or colonoscopy procedure, or prescribing
  Viagra. This digital rectal exam and rectal sonogram must take
  place during the initial health care consultation before an
  elective vasectomy is performed, a prescription is given for
  Viagra, or a colonoscopy is performed.
  Masturbatory emissions created in health or medical facilities will
  be stored for the purposes of conception for a current or future
         (a)  Emissions outside of a woman's vagina, or created
  outside of a health or medical facility, will be charged a $100
  civil penalty for each emission, and will be considered an act
  against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of
         (b)  Penalties collected under this section will be
  deposited in a fund established by the Department of Family and
  Protective Services for the purpose of the care and services
  provided to children in the conservatorship of the Department of
  Family Protective Services in order to assist in the assertion of
  the importance of the sanctity of life.
         SECTION 2.  (a) By not later than December 1, 2017, the
  Department of State Health Services shall make the materials
  required in this Chapter available for distribution.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.