Tex. Occ. Code Section 159.011
Information About Embryo Donation


In this section:


“Assisted reproduction” has the meaning assigned by Section 160.102 (Definitions), Family Code.


“Embryo donation” means the act of transferring to another person a human embryo for implantation in any person who is not a genetic parent of the human embryo or the spouse of a genetic parent of the human embryo.


“Human embryo” means a genetically complete living organism of the species Homo sapiens, from the single-cell fertilized egg to the blastocyst stage.


A physician who performs on a patient an assisted reproduction procedure that involves the creation of a human embryo shall inform the patient of the option of embryo donation for unused human embryos.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 331 (H.B. 785), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 159.011 — Information About Embryo Donation, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­159.­htm#159.­011 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 159.011’s source at texas​.gov