(1) A woman may undergo a treatment procedure only if—
(a) the woman and her partner, if any, have consented, in the prescribed form, to the carrying out of a procedure of that kind; and
(i) the criteria in subsection (2) apply to the woman; or
(ii) the Patient Review Panel has decided there is no barrier to the woman undergoing a treatment procedure of that kind.
S. 10(2) substituted by No. 15/2020 s. 5(1).
(2) For subsection (1)(b)(i), the criteria applicable to the woman is that a doctor is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that—
(a) in the woman's circumstances, the woman is unlikely to become pregnant other than by a treatment procedure; or
(b) the woman is unlikely to be able to carry a pregnancy or give birth to a child without a treatment procedure; or
(c) the woman is at risk of transmitting a genetic abnormality or genetic disease to a child born as a result of a pregnancy conceived other than by a treatment procedure, including a genetic abnormality or genetic disease for which the woman's partner is the carrier.
S. 10(3) amended by No. 15/2020 s. 5(2).
(3) A doctor may be satisfied under subsection (2)(c) that the woman is at risk of transmitting a genetic abnormality or genetic disease only if—
(a) the doctor has obtained advice to that effect from another doctor or a geneticist; and
(b) if the advice is from another doctor, the other doctor has specialist qualifications in human genetics.