Text: SF294            Text: SF296
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Senate File 295

SENATE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO SF 56) A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to donation of newborn umbilical cord blood. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 1816SV (3) 84 pf/nh PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135.39D Donation of newborn 1 2 umbilical cord blood. 1 3 1. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary regarding 1 4 blood donation, an attending prenatal health care provider 1 5 of a woman who is known to be pregnant shall, prior to the 1 6 thirty=second week of the woman's pregnancy, provide the woman 1 7 with information regarding options for donation of blood 1 8 extracted from the umbilical cord of the newborn to a public 1 9 cord blood bank. 1 10 2. The department of public health shall provide the 1 11 information regarding public cord blood banking to be utilized 1 12 by attending prenatal health care providers under this section. 1 13 The information provided shall be the applicable informational 1 14 and educational materials developed by the entity awarded the 1 15 contract by the health resources and services administration of 1 16 the United States department of health and human services to 1 17 operate the cord blood coordinating center. 1 18 3. For the purposes of this section, an "attending prenatal 1 19 health care provider" includes a person licensed, certified, or 1 20 otherwise authorized by law to provide health care services to 1 21 a pregnant woman within the scope of the person's profession. 1 22 EXPLANATION 1 23 This bill relates to donation of newborn umbilical cord 1 24 blood. The bill directs an attending prenatal health care 1 25 provider of a woman known by the provider to be pregnant, to 1 26 provide the woman, prior to the 32nd week of the pregnancy, 1 27 with information regarding the options for donation of 1 28 umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank. The 1 29 bill directs the department of public health to provide 1 30 the information to be utilized by the providers and defines 1 31 "attending prenatal health care provider".
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