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Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act 2003

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Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (c. 20)

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3After section 10 of that Act there shall be inserted—

10ZARegistration of father by virtue of certain provisions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

(1)Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Act, the registrar shall not enter in the register as the father of a child the name of a man who is to be treated for that purpose as the father of the child by virtue of section 28(5A), (5B), (5C) or (5D) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (circumstances in which man to be treated as father of child for purposes of registration of birth where fertility treatment undertaken after his death) unless the condition in subsection (2) below is satisfied.

(2)The condition in this subsection is satisfied if—

(a)the mother requests the registrar to make such an entry in the register and produces the relevant documents; or

(b)in the case of the death or inability of the mother, the relevant documents are produced by some other person who is a qualified informant.

(3)In this section “the relevant documents” means—

(a)the consent in writing and election mentioned in section 28(5A), (5B), (5C) or (as the case may be) (5D) of the Act of 1990;

(b)a certificate of a registered medical practitioner as to the medical facts concerned; and

(c)such other documentary evidence (if any) as the registrar considers appropriate.

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