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ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENT ACT 2008 - SECT 43

Counselling and legal information

Before a surrogacy arrangement is entered into the commissioning parent, the surrogate mother and the surrogate mother's partner, if any, must—

        (a)     undergo counselling, by a counsellor providing services on behalf of a registered ART provider, about the social and psychological implications of entering into the arrangement, including counselling about the prescribed matters; and

        (b)     undergo counselling about the implications of the relinquishment of the child and the relationship between the surrogate mother and the child once it is born; and

        (c)     obtain information about the legal consequences of entering into the arrangement.



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