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Arkansas Law Regarding Disposition of Fetal and Human Tissue (HB 1407)

This law was last updated on Apr 14, 2015


Number

HB 1407

Status

Current

Proposed

Feb 19, 2015

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1

Topics

Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

www.arkleg.state.ar.us

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.”

STATUS

This bill passed the House on February 26 and the Senate on March 9, 2015, and has been sent to Gov. Hutchison for signature.


People

Primary Sponsor