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ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENT ACT 2008 - SECT 85

Functions of Panel

    (1)     The functions of the Patient Review Panel are—

        (a)     to consider applications for surrogacy arrangements; and

        (b)     to consider whether there is a barrier to treatment if a presumption against treatment applies; and

        (c)     to consider applications for posthumous use of gametes and embryos; and

        (d)     to consider applications for treatment in circumstances in which a registered ART provider or doctor is concerned about the risk of abuse or neglect of a child that may be born as a result of the treatment; and

        (e)     to consider applications for treatment in circumstances in which the applicant does not meet the criteria for treatment; and

        (f)     to consider applications for extended storage periods of gametes or embryos or removal of embryos from storage; and

        (g)     any other functions given to the Panel by this Act or by the Minister.

S. 85(2) inserted by No. 18/2013 s. 11.

    (2)     The Patient Review Panel may exercise its functions under subsection (1)(a) to (f) as constituted by—

        (a)     a Division of the Patient Review Panel; or

        (b)     if exercising a function under subsection (1)(f), the chairperson or a single member determined by the chairperson.

S. 85(3) inserted by No. 18/2013 s. 11.

    (3)     A Division of the Patient Review Panel is constituted by the chairperson and the following, determined by the chairperson—

        (a)     a deputy chairperson; and

        (b)     3 other members, at least one of whom must have expertise in child protection matters.

S. 86 (Heading) amended by No. 18/2013 s. 12(1).



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