Home Table of Contents

§ 2175. Public umbilical cord blood bank--Education program--Donation to bank

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 45A-1. Danielle Martinez Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 2175
§ 2175. Public umbilical cord blood bank--Education program--Donation to bank
A. Contingent on the provision of appropriated funds designated for the State Department of Health or the donation of private funds to the State Department of Health for such purpose, on or before January 1, 2009, the State Department of Health, in collaboration with a private blood donor or private blood bank organization, shall establish, operate and maintain a public umbilical cord blood bank or cord blood collection operation for the purpose of collecting and storing umbilical cord blood and placental tissue donated by maternity patients at hospitals licensed in this state.
B. On or before January 1, 2009, the State Department of Health, in collaboration with a private blood donor or private blood bank organization shall establish a program to educate maternity patients with respect to the subject of cord blood banking. The program shall provide maternity patients with sufficient information to make an informed decision on whether or not to participate in a private or public umbilical cord blood banking program and shall include, but not be limited to, explanations and information on:
1. The difference between public and private umbilical cord blood banking;
2. The medical process involved in umbilical cord blood banking;
3. The current and potential future medical uses of stored umbilical cord blood;
4. The benefits and risks involved in banking umbilical cord blood; and
5. The availability and cost of storing umbilical cord blood and placental tissue in public and private umbilical cord blood banks.
C. 1. Each physician licensed in this state and each hospital licensed in this state shall inform each pregnant patient under the care of the physician or hospital, not later than thirty (30) days from the commencement of the patient's third trimester of pregnancy, of the opportunity to donate to the public umbilical cord blood bank, established under subsection A of this section, blood and tissue extracted from the umbilical cord and placenta, following delivery of a newborn child, at no cost to the patient.
2. Nothing in this section shall be construed to:
a. obligate a hospital to collect umbilical cord blood or placental tissue if, in the professional judgment of a physician licensed in this state, the collection would threaten the health of the mother or child,
b. prohibit a maternity patient from donating or storing blood extracted from the umbilical cord or placenta of the patient's newborn child to a private umbilical cord blood and placental tissue bank, or
c. impose a requirement upon attending medical personnel who object to umbilical cord blood or placental tissue donation as being in conflict with their religious tenets and practice.

Credits

Laws 2008, c. 151, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 2175, OK ST T. 63 § 2175
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
End of Document