(1) A person must not cause or permit gametes to remain in storage except as permitted by section 31B—
(a) if the person knows that the person who produced the gametes has asked for those gametes to be removed; or
(b) in any other case, after the end of the latest of the following periods—
(i) 10 years; or
(ii) if the gametes have been obtained under section 26(2) from a child, 20 years; or
(iii) if the gametes have been produced by a person in respect of whom a certification has been made under subsection (2), 20 years; or
(iv) if the Patient Review Panel has given written approval under section 31A for a longer or further storage period, the approved period.
Penalty: 240 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment or both.
(2) A doctor may certify that a person is, at the time of producing the gametes, at reasonable risk of becoming prematurely infertile because of a medical procedure or condition.
S. 31A inserted by No. 18/2013 s. 4.