2007 Senate Bill 422

Establish disposal of fetus regulations

Introduced in the Senate

April 19, 2007

Introduced by Sen. Jason Allen (R-37)

To require a health facility to take into account the expressed wishes of the parents of a dead fetus, or just the mother if she is unmarried, and seek authorization before arranging the final disposition of the fetus. The bill would prohibit the cremation of an aborted fetus with medical waste. In other words, a fetus would have to be cremated separately.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy