senate Bill S7602

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "donor conceived person protection act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Dec 15, 2021 referred to rules


S7602 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4360, add §4370, Pub Health L

S7602 (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, educational and criminal felony history 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.

S7602 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7602 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             December 15, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 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-
 conceived person protection act".
   §  2.  Legislative  findings and intent.  The legislature acknowledges
 the importance  of  parents  and  donor-conceived  persons  knowing  the
 medical,  educational and criminal felony conviction history of individ-
 uals who have donated reproductive tissue to a reproductive tissue  bank
 for  purposes  of  an  artificial  insemination or assisted reproductive
 technology procedure and disseminating this  history  information  to  a
 recipient and donor-conceived person upon request, if any.
   The  legislature further acknowledges knowing the medical, educational
 and criminal felony conviction history of a donor will  provide  recipi-
 ents with the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding
 the process of artificial insemination or assisted reproductive technol-
 ogy  procedure  and  for  donor-conceived  persons  to  obtain essential
 medical information, which may  reveal  any  genetic  or  mental  health
   The  legislature finds that reproductive tissue banks, including semen
 banks, oocyte donation programs and embryo banks have a duty to  collect
 and  verify  medical, educational and criminal felony conviction history
 information provided by donors on donor  self-reported  medical,  educa-
 tional  and  criminal  felony  conviction histories and during the donor
 screening processes and to keep detailed records  of  such  for  use  by
 recipients and donor-conceived persons, if any, prior to a procedure and
 in the future.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 S. 7602                             2


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