Umbilical cord blood bank.

Authors: Representative Dennis Zent

Co-authors: Representative Charlie Brown, Representative Timothy Brown, Representative Edward Clere

Sponsors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Ryan Mishler

Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph


Transfers the umbilical cord blood donation initiative from a nonprofit corporation established by the secretary of family and social services to the state department of health and changes the name from "umbilical cord blood donation initiative" to postnatal donation initiative. Eliminates the nonprofit corporation. Eliminates the duty of the nonprofit board to establish a public umbilical cord blood bank. Establishes the postnatal donation board to assist the state department of health. Provides civil immunity to persons who participate in the postnatal donation initiative. Repeals the provisions related to the conduct of the umbilical cord blood program through the office of the secretary of family and social services and its nonprofit corporation.