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ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENT ACT 2008 - SECT 67A

Counselling under this Part

    (1)     This section applies if a person is required to receive counselling under this Part before disclosure of information on the Central Register.

S. 67A(1A) inserted by No. 6/2016 s. 25(2).

    (1A)     Counselling under this Part must be provided by a counsellor who provides counselling on behalf of the Authority.

S. 67A(2) amended by No. 6/2016 s. 25(1).

    (2)     On referring the person for counselling, the Authority must inform the counsellor about the kind of information sought by the person from the Central Register.

S. 67A(3) amended by No. 6/2016 s. 25(1).

    (3)     On completion of counselling, the counsellor must give to the Authority a statement—

        (a)     confirming that the person has received counselling and whether the person wishes to proceed with the application; and

        (b)     if the person is a child and is born as a result of a donor treatment procedure, stating whether the child is sufficiently mature to understand the consequences of the disclosure; and

        (c)     in any other case, that the person has received counselling about potential consequences of disclosure of information from the Central Register.

S. 67A(4) amended by No. 6/2016 s. 25(1).

    (4)     If any person is required under this Part to give consent before information on the Central Register may be disclosed, on completion of counselling, the counsellor must give to the Authority a statement of the applicant's reasons for the application, to be given to the person whose consent is required.

S. 67B inserted by No. 6/2016 s. 26.



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