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Senate Bill 0217

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB217 (Updated March 6, 2001 4:05 PM - DI 84)

Cloning. Defines "cloning" as the growing or creation of a human being from a single cell or cells of a genetically identical human being through asexual reproduction. Provides that the term does not apply to techniques of assisted reproductive technology. Prohibits the state department of health from using money appropriated to or administered by the state department of health or allowing employees or facilities of the state department of health to be used to participate in or otherwise support research or other activities relating to the cloning of a human being. Requires the state department of health to revoke the license of a hospital if the state health commissioner proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the hospital participates in or otherwise supports research or other activities facilitating the cloning of a human being. Requires the medical licensing board to revoke a physician's license if the attorney general proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the physician participates in or otherwise supports research or other activities facilitating the cloning of a human being. States that a person who participates in the cloning or attempted cloning of a human being commits a Class C felony.
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     In Committee - 2nd House
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