This law was last updated on Apr 14, 2015
HB 1407 amends existing law regarding disposition of human tissue (Arkansas Code § 20-17-801) to prohibit abortion clinics from discarding human tissue along with medical waste. The law requires a physician who has removed human tissue to dispose of it in a respectful manner after separating it from other medical waste.
The bill definies “respectful manner” to mean “releasing the human tissue to the patient or authorized person, incineration, burial, or cremation.”
This bill passed the House on February 26 and the Senate on March 9, 2015, and has been sent to Gov. Hutchison for signature.