assembly Bill A9655

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "donor conceived person protection act"

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Mar 28, 2022 referred to health


A9655 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4360, add §4370, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A2735, S2122

A9655 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "donor-conceived person protection act" to ensure that reproductive tissue banks, licensed by the department of health, collect and verify medical information from any donor it procures reproductive tissue from and to disseminate such information to a recipient before a recipient purchases or otherwise receives such tissue, and to donor-conceived persons, if any, when such persons turn eighteen years of age or earlier upon consent of the recipient parent or guardian; defines terms; makes related provisions.

A9655 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              March 28, 2022
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Health
 AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the
   "donor-conceived person protection act"
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "donor-con-
 ceived person protection act".
   §  2.  Legislative  findings and intent.  The legislature acknowledges
 the importance  of  parents  and  donor-conceived  persons  knowing  the
 medical history of individuals who have donated reproductive tissue to a
 reproductive  tissue  bank for purposes of an artificial insemination or
 assisted reproductive technology procedure and disseminating this histo-
 ry information to a recipient and donor-conceived person  upon  request,
 if any.
   The  legislature further acknowledges knowing the medical history of a
 donor will provide recipients with the  necessary  information  to  make
 informed  decisions  regarding the process of artificial insemination or
 assisted  reproductive  technology  procedure  and  for  donor-conceived
 persons  to  obtain  essential medical information, which may reveal any
 genetic or mental health disorders.
   The legislature finds that reproductive tissue banks, including  semen
 banks,  oocyte donation programs and embryo banks have a duty to collect
 and verify medical history information provided by donors on donor self-
 reported medical histories and during the donor screening processes  and
 to  keep  detailed  records of such for use by recipients and donor-con-
 ceived persons, if any, prior to a procedure and in the future.
   The legislature further finds that the protections currently  afforded
 to  reproductive  tissue bank donors' medical records be waived and that
 donors' identify all recent medical professionals on such donor self-re-
 ported histories and during the donor screening processes, in  order  to
 effectuate the provisions of this act.
   §  3.  Section 4360 of the public health law is amended by adding five
 new subdivisions 1-a, 11, 12, 13 and 14 to read as follows:
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.