(1) These rules may be called the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Rules, 1996.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
1. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-
(a) “Act” means The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 (57 of 1994);
(b) “employee” means a person working in or employed by a Genetic Counselling Centre, a Genetic Laboratory or a Genetic Clinic, and includes those working on part-time, contractual, consultancy, honorary or on any other basis;
(c) “Form” means a Form appended to these rules;
(d) “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules;
(e) “Section” means a section of the Act;
(f) words and expressions used herein and not defined in these rules but defined in the Act, shall have the meanings, respectively, assigned to them in the Act.
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