The Victorian Government has announced the review into the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act with the aim to strengthen current laws to provide more safeguards and support to women accessing these services.
Russell Kennedy Principal, Michael Gorton AM will lead this 12-month review which is scheduled to commence this month. The primary focus of the review is to ensure women and families using assisted reproduction are supported through their entire treatment and receive the correct information throughout their journey.
The issues being considered include:
Whether there are adequate safeguards to protect consumers using or intending to use assisted reproductive treatment services
Whether regulatory framework remains appropriate within an evolving market for assisted reproductive treatment
Whether evolving market and regulatory framework has implications for access and affordability of assisted reproductive treatment services.