Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Amendment Order 2021

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Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Amendment Order 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 12th day of April 2021

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 6 of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Health given after advice tendered, in accordance with section 6(2) of that Act, by the advisory committee established under section 32 of that Act.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Amendment Order 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 17 May 2021.

3 Principal order

This order amends the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Order 2005 (the principal order).

4 Clause 3 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 3, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

cryopreserved ovarian tissue means ovarian tissue that has undergone the established procedure of ovarian tissue cryopreservation

5 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, Part 1, after the item relating to pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), insert:

Re-implantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue into woman from whom it was excised

A procedure in which cryopreserved ovarian tissue is re-implanted into the woman from whom the ovarian tissue was excised.

(2)

In the Schedule, Part 2, revoke clause 3.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 17 May 2021, amends the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Order 2005 (the principal order).

This order amends the principal order to declare as an established procedure the re-implantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue into the woman from whom the ovarian tissue was excised.

A procedure that is declared an established procedure does not require the written approval of the ethics committee before it may be performed (see sections 5, 6, and 16 of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 April 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.