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ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENT ACT 2008 - SECT 91

Decision by Patient Review Panel

    (1)     Within 14 days after hearing the application, the Patient Review Panel must decide—

        (a)     for an application for approval of a surrogacy arrangement, to approve or not to approve the arrangement; or

        (b)     for an application by a person to whom a presumption against treatment applies, whether or not a barrier to treatment applies; or

        (c)     for an application for posthumous use of gametes or an embryo, whether or not the gametes or embryo may be used; or

        (d)     for an application for treatment in circumstances in which the registered ART provider is concerned about the risk of abuse or neglect of a child that may be born as a result of the treatment, whether or not there is a barrier to treatment; or

        (e)     for an application for treatment in circumstances in which the applicant does not meet the criteria for treatment, whether or not there is a barrier to treatment; or

        (f)     for an application for an extended storage period of gametes or an embryo, whether or not an extended storage period is approved; or

        (g)     for an application for removal of an embryo from storage, whether or not the removal is approved.

    (2)     In making the decision, the Patient Review Panel must have regard to the guiding principles set out in section 5 and any other relevant criteria specified by this Act in determining the application.

    (3)     The Patient Review Panel may impose the conditions it considers necessary and reasonable in the circumstances on the decision.



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