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Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill proposes national registry of clinics

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  • February 20, 2020
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Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill proposes national registry of clinics

In news:

  • 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

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Source : The Hindu

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