A. Unless it is medically inadvisable, all health care facilities and health care
providers treating a pregnant woman during the delivery of a newborn child shall,
if requested by that woman, permit her to arrange for an umbilical cord blood donation.
B. Nothing in this section imposes an obligation upon a health care facility or health
care provider to permit an umbilical cord blood donation if in the professional judgment
of a health care provider the donation of umbilical cord blood would threaten the
health of the mother or newborn child.
C. Nothing in this section imposes an obligation upon a health care facility or health
care provider to permit an umbilical cord blood donation if the donation conflicts
with bona fide religious beliefs of the health care facility or health care provider. If a health care facility or health care provider declines to engage in umbilical
cord blood donation, that fact shall be made known to pregnant patients of that facility
or provider as soon as reasonably feasible.
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