A. All health care providers providing health care services to a pregnant woman during the last trimester of her pregnancy, which health care services are directly related to her pregnancy, shall advise her of options to donate umbilical cord blood following the delivery of a newborn child. Provision in a timely manner of publications prepared by the department of health pursuant to Section 5 [24-27-5 NMSA 1978] of the Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Act shall constitute compliance with this subsection.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 24-27-4

  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.

B. Nothing in this section imposes an obligation upon a health care provider to inform a pregnant woman regarding the option of umbilical cord blood donations if such information conflicts with bona fide religious beliefs of the health care provider.