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Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994

[Act No. 57 of 1994 dated 20th. September, 1994]

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Regulation Of Genetic Counselling Centres, Genetic Laboratories And Genetic Clinics
3 Regulation of Genetic Counseling Centers, Genetic Laboratories and Genetic Clinics
Chapter III Regulation Of Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques
4 Regulation of prenatal diagnostic techniques
5 Written consent of pregnant woman and prohibition of communicating the sex of fetus
6 Determination of sex prohibited
Chapter IV Central Supervisory Board
7 Constitution of Central Supervisory Board
8 Term of office of members
9 Meetings of the Board
10 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of the Board
11 Temporary association of persons with the Board for particular purposes
12 Appointment or officers and other employees of the Board
13 Authentication of orders and other instruments of the Board
14 Disqualifications for appointment as member
15 Eligibility of member for reappointment
16 Functions of the Board
Chapter V Appropriate Authority And Advisory Committee
17 Appropriate Authority and Advisory Committee
Chapter VI Registration Of Genetic Counselling Centres, Genetic Laboratories And Genetic Clinics
18 Registration of Genetic Counseling Centers, Genetic Laboratories or Genetic Clinics
19 Certificate of registration
20 Cancellation or suspension of registration
21 Appeal
Chapter VII Offences And Penalties
22 Prohibition of advertisement relating to pre-natal determination of sex and punishment for contravention
23 Offences and penalties
24 Presumption in the case of conduct of pre-natal diagnostic techniques
25 Penalty for contravention of the provisions of the Act or rules for which no specific punishment is provided
26 Offences by companies
27 Offence to be cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable
28 Cognizance of offences
Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
29 Maintenance of records
30 Power to search and seize records etc.
31 Protection of action taken in good faith
32 Power to make rules
33 Power to make regulations
34 Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
  Foot Notes

An Act to provide for the regulation of the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purpose of detecting genetic or metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities or certain congenital malformations or sex linked disorders and for the prevention of the misuse of such techniques for the purpose of pre-natal sex determination leading to female foeticide; and, for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as Follows:-

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