Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004

15 Advertising for illegal action prohibited


No person may, with the intention of obtaining responses from members of the public, publish, or arrange for any other person to publish, any material that invites persons to participate, or to inquire about opportunities for participating, in actions that are prohibited by section 8 or section 13 or section 14.


For the purposes of subsection (1), publish means—


insert in any newspaper or other periodical publication printed, published, or distributed in New Zealand; or


send to any person, by post or otherwise; or


deliver to any person or leave upon premises occupied by any person; or


broadcast within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1989; or


include in any film or video recording; or


include in any disk for use with a computer; or


disseminate by means of the Internet or any other electronic medium; or


distribute by any means; or


display by way of a sign, notice, poster, or other means; or


bring to the notice of the public in New Zealand in any other manner.


Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,500, or both.

Section 15(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).