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HB20-1014

Misuse Of Human Reproductive Material

Concerning unconsented use of donor gametes in fertility treatment.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Civil Law
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill creates a new civil cause of action and a crime if a health care provider in the course of assisted reproduction uses gamete gametes from a person without the written consent of the patient. The bill authorizes specified compensatory damages or liquidated damages of $50,000 in the civil action and specifies that the crime is a class 6 felony. The bill includes that conviction of an offense under the new crime is unprofessional conduct under the licensing to practice medicine.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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The House of Representatives and Senate will not convene on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30

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