In this chapter—
"appropriately qualified" means—
(a) for a counsellor swearing an affidavit verifying a report prepared by the counsellor, a person who—(i) is one of the following—(A) a member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association;(B) a psychiatrist who is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists;(C) a psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society;(D) a social worker who is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers; and(ii) has the experience, skills or knowledge appropriate to prepare the report; or
(b) for a medical practitioner swearing an affidavit mentioned in section 25 (1) (j) , a medical practitioner who has the qualifications, experience, skills or knowledge appropriate to prepare the report.
(a) did not give counselling about the surrogacy arrangement to the birth mother, the birth mother’s spouse (if any) or an intended parent; and
(b) is not, and has not been, directly connected with a medical practitioner who carried out a procedure that resulted in the birth of the child.Example of direct connection—A counsellor is directly connected with a medical practitioner if the counsellor is engaged to give fertility counselling at the fertility clinic where the medical practitioner carried out a procedure that resulted in the birth of the child.