Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994
 
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Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994

 

Preamble

   
  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 Counselling Centres, Genetic Laboratories and Genetic Clinics

3A.

Prohibition of sex-selection

3B.

Prohibition on sale of ultrasound machines, etc., to persons, laboratories, clinics, etc. not registered under the Act

   
  CHAPTER III: REGULATION OF PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES
4.

Regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques

5.

Written consent of pregnant woman and prohibition of communicating the sex of foetus

6.

Determination of sex prohibited

   
  CHAPTER IV: CENTRAL SUPERVISORY BOARD
7.

Constitution of Central Supervisory Board

8.

Terms 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

16A.

Constitution of State Supervisory Board and Union territory Supervisory Board

   
  CHAPTER V: APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
17.

Appropriate Authority and Advisory Committee

17A.

Powers of Appropriate Authorities

   
  CHAPTER VI: REGISTRATION OF GENETIC COUNSELLING CENTRES, GENETIC LABORATORIES AND GENETIC CLINICS
18.

Registration of Genetic Counselling Centres, 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

31A.

Removal of difficulties

32.

Power to make rules

33.

Power to make regulations

34.

Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament

 

Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

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