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Senate Bill 0268

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DIGEST OF SB 268 (Updated April 28, 2005 8:59 pm - DI 14)

Cloning. Declares that human cloning is against public policy. Prohibits the state, a state educational institution, or a political subdivision of the state from using resources to knowingly participate in human cloning activities. Requires the state department of health to revoke the license of a hospital that knowingly allows human cloning activities. Requires the medical licensing board to revoke the license of a physician who knowingly participates in human cloning. Allows Indiana University to establish an adult stem cell research center. Defines adult stem cell and fetal stem cell and provides that research on these types of stem cells is not included in the definition of cloning. Makes: (1) the unlawful participation in; (2) the implantation of or the attempt to implant the product of; and (3) the shipment or receipt of the product of; human cloning a Class D felony. Makes the purchase or sale of a human ovum, zygote, embryo, or fetus a Class C felony. Requires the state department of health to report to the legislative council concerning the feasibility of the state establishing an embryo adoption bank
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