Misuse Of Human Reproductive Material
The act creates a new civil cause of action and crime if a health care provider, in the course of performing or assisting with an assisted reproduction procedure, knowingly uses gametes from a donor without the express consent of the patient to use the donor's gametes. The act authorizes specified compensatory damages or liquidated damages of $50,000 in the civil action and specifies that the crime is a class 6 felony. Conviction of an offense under the new crime is unprofessional conduct as defined in the licensing statutes for health care providers.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)