Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: further changes since ACART’s 2017 consultation

Submissions close 5.00 pm, Monday 25 March 2019.

Published online: 
14 February 2019
Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines.

This is a second round of consultation, following ACART’s consultation in 2017, on proposed changes to the guidelines for family gamete donation, embryo donation, the use of donated eggs with donated sperm (donated eggs/donated sperm) and clinic-assisted surrogacy (collectively, the Donation Guidelines review). ACART invites submissions on three matters it has reconsidered since the first round of consultation.

Although ACART has confirmed its intention to rescind the mandatory biological link requirement, it was apparent from the submissions that not all people had the same understanding of consent under the new regime. Consequently, ACART has amended the consent provisions to ensure they are clear and unambiguous. In this consultation document, ACART presents a full and clear explanation of when consent would be needed, to gauge whether people understand and agree with our proposal. ACART has also made amendments to the provisions for family gamete donations and for surrogacy.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Monday 25 March 2019.

Your feedback is important in helping ACART finalise its guidelines for family gamete donation, embryo donation, use of donated eggs with donated sperm, and surrogacy and decide any advice to the Minister of Health about amendments to the HART regulatory framework.

Please take this opportunity to have your say. You may give feedback on your own behalf or as a member of an organisation. You can contribute your views by either:

  • using the online feedback form
  • emailing a completed feedback form or your comments to acart@moh.govt.nz
  • posting a completed feedback form or your comments to:
    ACART Secretariat
    PO Box 5013
    Wellington 6140.

ACART welcomes your views on any or all of the issues raised.

Privacy

We may publish submissions on the Ministry's website, unless you have asked us not to. If you are submitting as an individual, we will automatically remove your personal details and any identifiable information. You can chose to have your personal details withheld if your submission is requested under the Official Information Act.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    14 February 2019
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-856835-5
  • HP number:
    7004
  • Citation:
    Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology. 2019. Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: further changes since ACART’s 2017 consultation. Wellington: Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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