Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004

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10C Changing of approval under section 10A

(1)

The ethics committee may change an approval only if—

(a)

the changing of approvals under section 10A is covered in relevant guidelines issued by the advisory committee; and

(b)

the ethics committee is satisfied that the changing of the approval is consistent with relevant guidelines issued and relevant advice given by the advisory committee.

(2)

The ethics committee may change an approval in 1 or more of the following respects:

(a)

by varying a condition previously imposed on the approval:

(b)

by revoking a condition previously imposed on the approval:

(c)

by imposing 1 or more new conditions on the approval.

(3)

The ethics committee may change the approval on its own initiative only if it is satisfied that the change is necessary—

(a)

to ensure consistency with this Act or relevant guidelines issued or relevant advice given by the advisory committee before or after the date on which the approval was given; or

(b)

to correct an error or omission made by the ethics committee.

(4)

The ethics committee may not change the approval on its own initiative unless it has first—

(a)

informed the person storing the gamete or embryo under the approval concerned why it is considering the change; and

(b)

given that person a reasonable time to make written submissions and be heard on the question, either personally or by that person’s representative; and

(c)

considered any submissions made in that time.

(5)

The ethics committee may change the approval at the request of the person storing the gamete or embryo under the approval if it is satisfied that the change is consistent with relevant guidelines issued or relevant advice given by the advisory committee before or after the date on which the approval was given.

Section 10C: inserted, on 16 October 2010, by section 6 of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (Storage) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 117).