Sec. 20179. (1) A health facility or agency licensed under this article that provides artificial
insemination services on an anonymous basis shall use only frozen sperm, and shall
test each potential sperm donor for the presence in the donor of HIV or an antibody
to HIV. The donated sperm shall be frozen, stored, and quarantined for not less than 6 months. Before frozen sperm is used for artificial insemination, and not less than 6 months
after the date of the donation, the health facility or agency shall take a second
blood sample from the donor and have that blood sample tested for HIV or an antibody
to HIV. If at any time the test results are positive, the health facility or agency licensed
under this article shall not use the sperm of the donor for artificial insemination
(2) A health facility or agency licensed under this article that violates this section
shall be liable in a civil action for damages for the loss or damage resulting from
(3) As used in this section:
(a) “Anonymous basis” means that the recipient of the sperm does not know the identity
of the donor, but the health facility or agency licensed under this article that provides
the artificial insemination services or collects the sperm from the donor does know
the identity of the donor.
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