The Swedish government decides on a legal council referral where it is proposed that the current Biobanks Act from 2003 be replaced by new legislation. The new bill from the government promotes research and healthcare when unnecessary administration is reduced while maintaining the protection of donors.
In the legal advice referral, the government proposes a new biobank law that will reduce the administration and costs of healthcare and research, without reducing the protection for the sample donor. The new law will also regulate how identifiable human biological material, so-called samples, with respect for the integrity of the individual, may be collected, preserved, and used for certain purposes.
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