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

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 was 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.

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