on Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique regulation and prevention of
mis-use Act 1994 in Tamil Nadu.
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation & Prevention of Misuse) Act
1994 of Government of India was published by a Gazette Notification
on 20th September 1994.
Act came into force in Tamil Nadu with effect from 01.01.1996 by a
Gazette Notification published on 21.12.1995.
press Notification was published inviting registration under the Act
by those who are engaged in Genetic Counselling and other related
activities. However it did not evoke much response.
order to enforce the Act more effectively the Government of Tamil
Nadu constituted a State Advisory Committee by a Government Order
vide G.O.MS No.66 Health dated 06.02.1996.
was also notified in the Government Gazette. In G.O. Ms.
No.431, Health dated 31.07.1996 the State Government also ordered the
constitution of District Advisory Committee.
State level the Director of Medical and Rural Health Services has
been nominated as the Appropriate Authority to implement the Act.
District level the Joint Director of Health Services of the district
concerned has been nominated as Appropriate Authority with members.
G.O.Ms.No.431, Health dt.31.7.98, the Government have issued orders
constituting District Advisory Committees to advice on implementation
of Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation & Prevention of
Misuse) Act 1994.
Joint Director of Health Services of the Districts who are the
Appropriate Authority and convenors of the Advisory Committees were
instructed to convene the meeting of the Advisory Committees and to
take suitable action for implementation of the Act.
the Joint Director of Health Services have been constituted
the Advisory Committee along with a Woman activist nominated in
consultation with the District Collector concerned.
the recent press release, the Government have also warned the
Doctors who are found indulging in malpractices regarding sex
determination are also liable to lose their registration for Medical practice.
Government have also warned that offences under the Act such as non-registration
and misusing the equipments to disclose the sex of the foetus are
punishable as cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable offences
punishable upto 3 years of imprisonment and fine upto
Rs.50,000/-. These equipments (Scan) are strictly to be used
for diagnostic purpose only.
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