Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill proposes national registry of clinics
- Union Cabinet approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020
Bill proposes to:
- Monitor medical procedures used to assist people to achieve pregnancy.
- Provides for a national Board which will lay down a code of conduct to be observed by those operating clinics
- Formulate minimum standards for laboratory and diagnostic equipment and practices to be followed by human resources employed by clinics and banks.
- The States and Union Territories will also have to form State Boards and State authorities within three months of the notification of the proposed legislation.
Database: A national registry and registration authority will maintain a database to assist the national Board to perform its functions,
Punishment : Proposes stringent punishment for those who practise sex selection, indulge in sale of human embryos or gametes and those who operate rackets.
Privacy: Ensure confidentiality of intending couples and protect the rights of the child