16. Functions of the Board.- The Board shall have the following functions, namely:-

(i) to advise the Government on policy matters relating to use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques;

(ii) to review implementation of the Act and the rules made thereunder and recommend changes in the said Act and rules to the Central Government;

(iii) to create public awareness against the practice of pre-natal determination of sex and female foeticide;

(iv) to lay down code of conduct to be observed by persons working at Genetic Counselling Centres, Genetic Laboratories and Genetic Clinics;

(v) any other functions as may be specified under the Act.


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