A report on the regulatory context that governs assisted reproductive technologies in New Zealand.
This report has been prepared for ACART by Alison Douglass. The purpose of this report is to provide ACART with an overview of the regulatory framework set up by the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004 (the HART Act) and how other laws interact with the HART Act and ACART’s functions.
The report is split into two sections:
- First, it discusses how the HART Act operates to regulate assisted reproductive technology (ART) by prohibition, setting up an ethical review and policy framework, and establishing an information-keeping regime for donors and donor off-spring.
- Second, it provides an overview of the regulatory landscape within which the HART Act operates, and looks at how other existing laws relevant to the conduct of ART interact with the HART Act and ACART’s functions.