C. H. Unnikrishnan | Live Mint | 24 September 2008
Mumbai: After months of delay, legislation designed to regulate the growing number of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics and protect childless couples from exploitation by unscrupulous operators is set to be introduced in Parliament.
The Assisted Reproductive Technologies, or ART, (Regulation) Bill will be tabled in the winter session of the Lok Sabha, said Pushpa M. Bhargava, founder-director of the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology and one of the authors of the proposed legislation.
“The Bill is almost final now after several rounds of discussions with the stakeholders and general public,” said Bhargava. “Having prepared a set of rules and regulations, we hope (for) an early notification of the same if it gets through the Parliament.”