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Title: Section 52-8.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


52-8.1 Definitions. As used in this Part:

(a) Anonymous donormeans a donor whose identity is unknown to the recipient.

(b) Artificial inseminationmeans the placement of semen within the body of a recipient.

(c) Assisted reproductive proceduremeans a medical procedure intended to result in conception, including, but not limited to,
in vitrofertilization (including intracytoplasmic sperm injection), embryo transfer and gamete intrafallopian transfer.

(d) Client-depositormeans an individual who deposits reproductive tissue prior to intended or potential use in artificial insemination or assisted reproductive procedures performed on his regular sexual partner, or a woman who deposits reproductive tissue for processing into embryos and subsequent implantation into the same woman.

(e) Directed donormeans a donor who is known to the recipient and who directs his or her reproductive tissue for use by a particular recipient. This includes a man providing semen to a surrogate, but who is not the regular sexual partner of the recipient.

(f) Donormeans a person who provides reproductive tissue for use in artificial insemination or assisted reproductive procedures performed on recipients other than that person or that person's regular sexual partner, and includes directed donors.

(g) Reproductive tissue bankmeans a facility which acquires, processes, stores, distributes and/or releases reproductive tissue to an insemination/implantation site for use in artificial insemination or assisted reproductive procedures. Reproductive tissue banks include, but are not limited to semen banks, oocyte donation programs and embryo banks.

(h) Insemination/implantation sitemeans a location at which artificial insemination or assisted reproductive procedures are performed, using reproductive tissue from anonymous donors, directed donors and/or client-depositors. Licensed insemination/implantation sites may undertake, without additional licensure, semen processing, limited to washing, concentrating and storing of semen from patients of physicians associated with the licensed insemination/implantation sites or the patients' regular sexual partners, as well as limited semen storage (less than six months' duration).

(i) Recipientmeans a woman who receives reproductive tissue from a donor or client-depositor.

(j) Semen processing facilitymeans a tissue processing facility that processes semen for use by other licensed reproductive tissue banks and insemination/implantation sites.


VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)