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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.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 24. Health and Safety § 24-27-6. Donation of umbilical cord blood - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-24-health-and-safety/nm-st-sect-24-27-6/
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