21.712.14 96th Legislative Session 546

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1248

HOUSE ENGROSSED

Introduced by: Representative Hansen

An Act to require reports regarding the intentional disposal, destruction, or other disposition of human embryos.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

34-14-20.1. Disposition of human embryo--Duty to report.

Any facility that creates or handles a human embryo in this state shall, by January fifteenth of each year, submit a form to the Department of Health indicating:

(1) The number of embryos intentionally disposed of or destroyed, in this state, during the preceding calendar year;

(2) The number of embryos shipped or transported out of this state, during the preceding calendar year, for their intentional disposal or destruction in another state; and

(3) The number of embryos shipped or transported out of this state, during the preceding calendar year, for any purpose.

The form required by this section must be provided by the department, must provide for the voluntary reporting of categorical reasons for which the embryos were disposed of or destroyed and the manner or method by which such occurred, and may not include any personally identifiable information.

The department shall make the information required by this section available on the department's website.

For purposes of this section, facility means any public or private organization, corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, association, agency, network, joint venture, or other entity that is involved in medical or scientific research or that, for any purpose, creates or handles human embryos as defined in § 34-14-20, and includes an embryo laboratory, as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 263a-7, on March 1, 2021.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.