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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Surrogacy bill to be tabled soon?

The much-awaited Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Bill, that aims to regulate surrogacy in India, is likely to be introduced during the ongoing Parliament session. Other than this, the Union health ministry proposes to introduce two key bills the Biomedical and Health Regulation Bill and the Recognition of New Systems of Medical Bill, 2014, in the Winter Session.

While the draft ART bill is with the law ministry, the health ministry officials say that they aim to approach the Cabinet soon so that the bill can be introduced in the Winter Session without any further delay. The draft bill has been pending for years. Significantly, a new law to regulate all bio-medical and health research activities involving human participants is also in the making, with the health ministry considering to introduce the draft bill in this session. The proposed law, the Biomedical and Health Research Regulation Bill, 2013, seeks to have penal provisions for unauthorized research work and unethical practices and will have research related injury relief fund for paying compensation.

The proposed bill, once approved, will cover research, clinical studies involving human participants or material for development and evaluation of tools and strategies for promotion, prevention, amelioration and rehabilitation of diseases, or development of diagnostic tests or procedures, storage and use of biological materials, and scientific investigations required to understand processes which affect health, cause disease and influence human well-being, and transnational study taking new leads.


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