HB 1640 -- Registration of Embryo Laboratories
Sponsor: Ladd Stokan
This bill authorizes the Department of Health to develop a
registration program for embryo laboratories that provide
assistive reproductive technology (ART) services. The purpose
of the registration program is to provide consumers accurate
information on fertility resources, practices, and procedures.
Beginning January 1, 2001, all laboratories that provide ART
procedures and services for the treatment of infertility are
required to register with the department in order to operate in
The bill specifies the content of the registration information,
type of registration information submitted by embryo
laboratories, and the requirement to provide clients with
information on ART laboratories prepared by the department. It
also requires the department to provide information on ART
laboratories to consumers, act as an intermediary between a
complainant and an ART laboratory, and prepare a report on the
registration information, success rates, and recommendations.
The report will be submitted to the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, the President Pro Tem of the Senate, and the
chairs of the House and Senate Public Health Committees by
January 1, 2003.
The department can also establish a fee to cover the costs
associated with the registration program.
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