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THE PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (REGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSE) AMENDMENT ACT, 2002

Title : THE PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (REGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSE) AMENDMENT ACT, 2002

Year : 2002



In section 17 of the principal Act,-

(i) In sub-section (3), for clause (a), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(a) When appointed for the whole of the State or the Union territory, consisting of the following three members-

(i) An officer of or above the rank of the Joint Director of Health and Family Welfare-Chairperson;

(ii) An eminent woman representing women's organisation; and

(iii) An officer of Law Department of the State or the Union territory concerned:

Provided that it shall be the duty of the State or the Union territory concerned to constitute multi-member State or Union territory level Appropriate Authority within three months of the coming into force of the Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002:

Provided further that any vacancy occurring therein shall be filled within three months of the occurrence.";

(ii) In sub-section (4), after clause (d), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:-

(e) To take appropriate legal action against the use of any sex selection technique by any person at any place, suo motu or brought to its notice and also to initiate independent investigations in such matter;

(f) To create public awareness against the practice of sex selection or prenatal determination of sex;

(g) To supervise the implementation of the provisions of the Act and rules;

(h) To recommend to the Board and State Boards modifications required in the rules in accordance with changes in technology or social conditions;

(i) To take action on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee made after investigation of complaint for suspension or cancellation of registration.";

(iii) For sub-section (7), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:-

(7) No person who has been associated with the use or promotion of prenatal diagnostic techniques for determination of sex or sex selection shall be appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee.



After section 17 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:-

17A. Powers of Appropriate Authorities .-

The Appropriate Authority shall have the powers in respect of the following matters, namely:-

(a) Summoning of any person who is in possession of any information relating to violation of the provisions of this Act or the rules made there under;

(b) Production of any document or material object relating to clause (a);

(c) Issuing search warrant for any place suspected to be indulging in sex selection techniques or prenatal sex determination; and

(d) Any other matter which may be prescribed.



In section 18 of the principal Act, for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:-

"(1) No person shall open any Genetic Counselling Centre, Genetic Laboratory or Genetic Clinic, including clinic, laboratory or centre having ultrasound or imaging machine or scanner or any other technology capable of undertaking determination of sex of foetus and sex selection, or render services to any of them, after the commencement of the Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002 unless such Centre, Laboratory or Clinic is duly registered under the Act.".

Last updated on August, 2016

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