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ACART Import and Export of Gametes and Embryos: Proposed Advice to the Minister of Health.

Following consultation last year, ACART is seeking feedback on its proposed advice that:

  • the import and export of human gametes and embryos should be allowed if consistent with the provisions of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act;
  • the Ethics committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology should explicitly consider and decide applications to undertake research involving imported gametes and embryos;  
  • and that there should be regulations governing the imported gametes and embryos.

Feedback Due: Please send comments to Policy Analyst, Marilyn Head, 04 494 6372 by March 5, 2014