State Laws and Legislation

Maryland Donor Insemination Law

Maryland does not clearly address access to donor insemination for unmarried women.

State inheritance law defines artificial insemination in the context of marriage and declares a resulting child legitimate if both spouses consented to the procedure. The state prevents doctors or hospitals from being required to perform artificial insemination, along with other reproductive-related procedures. However, the law does not prohibit them from performing these procedures.

Citations: MD. ESTATES AND TRUSTS CODE ANN. § 1-206 (2002); MD. HEALTH-GENERAL CODE ANN. § 20-214 (2002).

Updated: Sun, August 29, 2004 - 11:00:00