On June 13, 2023, a regular meeting of the interdepartmental working group to develop a draft law on biological safety was held.
Recalling, as the results of the interdepartmental meeting which was held on February 2, 2023 in the office building of the Republican Centre for Quarantine and Especially Dangerous Infections of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic and aimed to discuss the current development of the bill on biological safety, it was decided to re-form an appropriate Interdepartmental Working Group under the Ministry of Health to draft a bill on biological safety.
Further, by order of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic dated April 12, 2023 No. 409, an appropriate Interdepartmental Working Group was established. The main tasks of this Interdepartmental Working Group that fixed in the order were:
– development of the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On biological safety”;
– preparation of a regulatory impact analysis for the draft law;
– development and implementation of all measures to ensure biological safety.
Mr. N.Usenbaev, Deputy Director of the Republican Centre for Quarantine and Especially Dangerous Infections of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, was assigned as the Head of the Interdepartmental Working Group.
In addition to the interested ministries and departments of the Kyrgyz Republic, the representatives of the Centre for Non-proliferation and Export Control were included to the working group.
The first meeting of the working group (WG) was held on April 26 of this year, where the members of the WG discussed the plan of work, the current status of the draft law and other organizational issues.
On June 13, 2023, another meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the development of a draft law on biological safety was held in the office building of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.
At the meeting, the bill itself was discussed in great depth, as well as further steps for its refinement and promotion.
Representatives of the Centre for Non-Proliferation and Export Control also took part in the discussion of the bill and made a number of proposals and recommendations to the bill.
In addition, issues of preparing a regulatory impact analysis for this draft law were discussed.