By staff writers

July 3, 2006 -- The New Jersey legislature is planning to consider a bill that would restrict the sale or lease of certain diagnostic ultrasound equipment to licensed medical personnel.

Assembly Bill 3290 is in response to the recent trend, as exemplified most notably by actor Tom Cruise and so-called fetal keepsake studios, toward purchasing and using ultrasound equipment for nonmedical purposes without a physician's prescription or proper training. A violation would carry a civil penalty between $500 and $1,000.

A similar proposal was passed by the California state assembly and currently is under consideration in the California Senate. staff writers
July 3, 2006

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