SB 971 Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to make available resources relating to umbilical cord blood
Sponsor: Lembke
LR Number: 4886L.02C Fiscal Note: 4886-02N.ORG
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 4/29/2010 - Referred to Rules Committee pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f) Journal Page: H1179
Title: HCS SB 971 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010
House Handler: Davis

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HCS/SB 971 - This act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to make publicly available on its website, resources relating to umbilical cord blood that have been developed by the Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation. Such resources include an explanation of the potential value and uses of umbilical cord blood, including cord blood cells and stem cells, and the various options for storing cord blood. The full details of the information to be included is listed in the act.

Beginning October 1, 2010, every licensed physician who provides obstetrical or gynecological care to a pregnant woman shall, prior to the third trimester of pregnancy or, if later, at the first visit of such pregnant woman to the physician, make available to the patient information developed by the Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation required to be posted on the Department of Health and Senior Services website. This notification shall not apply to physician's providing emergency medical care to a pregnant woman.

ADRIANE CROUSE