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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 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.)


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