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Misuse Of Human Reproductive Material

Concerning unconsented use of donor gametes in fertility treatment.
2020 Regular Session
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.)


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Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.