(1) For the purposes of this Part, the ethics committee has the following functions:
(aa) to consider and determine applications for, and to give, change, and cancel in accordance with sections 10B to 10D, approvals under section 10A for extensions to the applicable period for the storage of a human in vitro gamete or a human in vitro embryo:
(a) to consider and determine applications for approvals for the performance of assisted reproductive procedures or the conduct of human reproductive research:
(b) to keep under review any approvals previously given and, without limitation, to monitor the progress of any assisted reproductive procedures performed or any human reproductive research conducted under current approvals:
(c) to liaise with the advisory committee on general and specific matters relating to assisted reproductive procedures and human reproductive research and, without limitation, to forward to the advisory committee reports received under section 19(5) together with any comments or requests for advice that the ethics committee considers appropriate:
(d) to consult with any persons who, in the opinion of the committee, are able to assist it to perform its functions:
(e) any other functions that the Minister assigns to the committee by written notice.
(2) For the purpose of assisting the ethics committee in the performance of its functions under this Part, the Director-General of Health must provide the committee with administrative support.
Section 28(1)(aa): inserted, on 16 October 2010, by section 8 of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (Storage) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 117).