Does the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004 need a review?
Keywords:new technologies, review, cryopreservation, HART Act, research, surrogacy
The use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in New Zealand is governed by the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004 (the HART Act), which provides for all procedures currently undertaken by fertility clinics and other centres involved with ART. Although the Act has provided good coverage for the use of ART over the last 16 years, it did not have a revision clause. Here, we explore whether the HART Act should be reviewed, and outline the important considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure that the legislation is up to date with current issues and technologies.
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