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Bill Detail: SB22-224

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Title Protections For Donor-conceived Persons And Families
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
House Sponsors K. Tipper (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors S. Fenberg (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/22/2022

The bill creates the Donor-conceived Persons and Families of
Donor-conceived Persons Protection Act (act).
The act defines the following terms, among others:
  • Assisted reproduction means a method of causing
pregnancy other than sexual intercourse;

-1 de
- letions from existing statute.
  • Gamete bank or fertility clinic (gamete bank) means an
IVF or fertility clinic, reproductive tissue bank, or oocyte
or sperm donor matching agency that collects, processes,
stores, sells, matches, distributes, provides, or releases
gametes or embryos from a donor to a recipient parent or
parents or the recipient's medical provider when the
recipient and donor are unknown to each other, and that is
located in Colorado or that is located inside or outside of
Colorado and provides gametes or embryos to a recipient
parent or parents in Colorado;
  • Donor-conceived person (DCP) means a person of any
age who was purposefully conceived through assisted
reproduction; and
  • Recipient or recipient parent means a person who
receives donor gametes or embryos as an intended parent
from a gamete bank for use in assisted reproduction for the
purpose of conceiving a child.
The act requires:
  • The board to prioritize the best interests of
donor-conceived persons and families of donor-conceived
  • A donor to agree and consent in writing, prior to donation,
to the release of identifying information and medical
history (information) when any DCP conceived using the
donor's gametes reaches 18 years of age;
  • A gamete bank to take good-faith measures and keep
adequate records to ensure that a donor's gametes are used
to establish no more than a total of 10 families in or outside
of Colorado;
  • A gamete bank operating in Colorado or providing donor
gametes for use in assisted reproduction in Colorado to
obtain a license that is conditioned on compliance with the
act and implementing rules;
  • The board to establish a schedule of fees for licensure, with
the department of public health and environment
(department) collecting the appropriate fee at the time of
application for licensure;
  • The department to revoke licensure and issue fines for
violations of the license, act, and implementing rules;
  • Release of information to a DCP who is 18 years of age or
older, or the DCP's legal parent or guardian;
  • A gamete bank to securely maintain any records related to
tissue donation and donor conception. The gamete bank
shall also regularly request that a donor provide updates to
the donor's contact information and medical history.
  • A gamete bank to ensure that, prior to tissue donation or
sale of tissue, each tissue donor and intended recipient
receives written materials prepared by the department
discussing various subjects related to DCPs and gamete
The act creates the donor gamete bank and fertility clinic fund.

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