(1) This section applies if immediately before the commencement day—
(a) a person had caused or permitted gametes to remain in storage; and
(b) the gametes had been in storage for more than 10 years without approval under this Act or a corresponding previous enactment for a longer storage period.
(2) Section 31 as substituted by the 2013 Act does not apply to prohibit the continued storage of the gametes for the period ending 18 months after the commencement day.
(3) The person is not liable for an offence against section 31(1), as in force immediately before the commencement day, only for the reason that the person caused or permitted the gametes to remain in storage for more than 10 years without the approval of the Patient Review Panel.
New s. 138 inserted by No. 18/2013 s. 14.