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On May 31, 2022, Colorado was the first state in the country — and the only one to date — to sign into law wide-ranging regulations focused on protecting “donor-conceived persons.” That law, entitled the Donor-conceived Persons and Families of Donor-conceived Persons Protection Act, is slated to go into effect on January 1, 2025.

In the meantime, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has been hard at work engaging in regulatory rulemaking. Recently, the CDPHE published a set of proposed rules to implement the law and has invited stakeholders to submit comments, either through four upcoming scheduled live Zoom sessions or through submitting written comments. And, assuming you read this the day it is published, the first session is tomorrow, November 1!

Remind Me What This Law Does?

Well, a lot. This law makes Colorado the first state in the country to place firm requirements on identity disclosure in egg and sperm donations, and moreover, limits the number of families that can receive donations from a single donor, as well as the number of...