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65-1,249. Umbilical cord banks; regulation of operations; rules and regulations; education and training in collection and maintenance procedures; duties and functions of department of health and environment, Kansas bioscience authority. (a) The secretary of health and environment shall adopt rules and regulations regarding the operation of umbilical cord banks in Kansas, including compliance with standards set by the federal government, and standard collecting method guidelines to ensure effective and efficient interfacing between health care providers and private industry umbilical cord banks with informed consent from the parents as stipulated by federal guidelines for research.

(b) Each umbilical cord bank in Kansas may accept and maintain umbilical cord, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid and placenta donations for research or treatment of disease, other than any such donations reserved for use by the donor or the donor's family, at no charge or other cost to any donor.

(c) Subject to the provisions of appropriation acts, the department of health and environment shall develop and make available education and training in the basic procedures and other requirements for collecting and maintaining umbilical cord, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid and placenta donations to all health care providers, other medical personnel and clinical staff who are involved in obstetrical care in Kansas.

(d) Each umbilical cord bank in Kansas may enter into agreements with institutions conducting research for the purposes of providing umbilical cords, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid or placentas from the umbilical cord bank for purposes of research.

(e) Each entity operating an umbilical cord bank in Kansas that is maintaining umbilical cords, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid and placentas for purposes of research, shall monitor the supply of and demand for umbilical cords, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid and placentas in Kansas for purposes of research. If the entity operating such umbilical cord bank determines that the demand for umbilical cords, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid or placentas to be provided by such umbilical cord bank is greater than the supply available in such umbilical cord bank therefor, the entity operating such umbilical cord bank may notify Kansas health care providers of the need for additional umbilical cords, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid or placentas.

(f) The Kansas bioscience authority may coordinate the use of umbilical cords, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid or placentas in umbilical cord banks in Kansas for the purposes of research that complies with the high standards of the Kansas bioscience authority.

(g) The department of health and environment and the Kansas bioscience authority shall collaborate and jointly encourage or otherwise facilitate the recruitment of entities to establish umbilical cord banks in Kansas and partnerships between umbilical cord banks in Kansas and researchers or organizations in Kansas, or in other regions of the United States of America or other countries.

History: L. 2006, ch. 176, ยง 1; July 1.


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