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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Principal terms used

    1. 1.Meaning of “embryo”, “gamete” and associated expressions

    2. 2.Other terms

  3. Activities governed by the Act

    1. 3.Prohibitions in connection with embryos

    2. 4.Prohibitions in connection with gametes

  4. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, its functions and procedure

    1. 5.The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

    2. 6.Accounts and audit

    3. 7.Reports to Secretary of State

    4. 8.General functions of the Authority

    5. 9.Licence committees and other committees

    6. 10.Licensing procedure

  5. Scope of licences

    1. 11.Licences for treatment, storage and research

  6. Licence conditions

    1. 12.General conditions

    2. 13.Conditions of licences for treatment

    3. 14.Conditions of storage licences

    4. 15.Conditions of research licences

  7. Grant, revocation and suspension of licences

    1. 16.Grant of licence

    2. 17.The person responsible

    3. 18.Revocation and variation of licence

    4. 19.Procedure for refusal, variation or revocation of licence

    5. 20.Appeal to Authority against determinations of licence committee

    6. 21.Appeals to High Court or Court of Session

    7. 22.Temporary suspension of licence

  8. Directions and guidance

    1. 23.Directions: general

    2. 24.Directions as to particular matters

    3. 25.Code of practice

    4. 26.Procedure for approval of code

  9. Status

    1. 27.Meaning of “mother”

    2. 28.Meaning of “father”

    3. 29.Effect of sections 27 and 28

    4. 30.Parental orders in favour of gamete donors

  10. Information

    1. 31.The Authority’s register of information

    2. 32.Information to be provided to Registrar General

    3. 33.Restrictions on disclosure of information

    4. 34.Disclosure in interests of justice

    5. 35.Disclosure in interests of justice: congenital disabilities, etc

  11. Surrogacy

    1. 36.Amendment of Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985

  12. Abortion

    1. 37.Amendment of law relating to termination of pregnancy

  13. Conscientious objection

    1. 38.Conscientious objection

  14. Enforcement

    1. 39.Powers of members and employees of Authority

    2. 40.Power to enter premises

  15. Offences

    1. 41.Offences

    2. 42.Consent to prosecution

  16. Miscellaneous and General

    1. 43.Keeping and examining gametes and embryos in connection with crime, etc

    2. 44.Civil liability to child with disability

    3. 45.Regulations

    4. 46.Notices

    5. 47.Index

    6. 48.Northern Ireland

    7. 49.Short title, commencement, etc

    1. Schedule 1

      The Authority: supplementary provisions.

    2. Schedule 2

      Activities for which licences may be granted.

    3. Schedule 3

      Consents to use of gametes or embryos.

    4. Schedule 4

      Status: amendments of enactments.

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