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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Amendments of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

    1. Principal terms used in the 1990 Act

      1. 1.Meaning of “embryo” and “gamete”

      2. 2.Meaning of “nuclear DNA”

    2. Activities governed by the 1990 Act

      1. 3.Prohibitions in connection with embryos

      2. 4.Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin

    3. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

      1. 5.Membership of Authority: disqualification and tenure

      2. 6.Additional general functions of Authority

      3. 7.Duties in relation to carrying out its functions

      4. 8.Power to contract out functions etc.

      5. 9.Power to assist other public authorities

      6. 10.Power to delegate and establish committees

    4. Scope of licences

      1. 11.Activities that may be licensed

    5. Licence conditions

      1. 12.General conditions of licences

      2. 13.Consent to use or storage of gametes, embryos, human admixed embryos etc.

      3. 14.Conditions of licences for treatment

      4. 15.Conditions of storage licences

    6. 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.Power to suspend licence

      6. 21.Reconsideration and appeals

    7. Directions and guidance

      1. 22.Directions

      2. 23.Code of practice

    8. Information

      1. 24.Register of information

      2. 25.Restrictions on disclosure of information

    9. Mitochondrial donation

      1. 26.Mitochondrial donation

    10. Miscellaneous

      1. 27.Fees

      2. 28.Inspection, entry, search and seizure

      3. 29.Offences under the 1990 Act

      4. 30.Regulations under the 1990 Act

      5. 31.Power to make consequential provision

      6. 32.Orders under the 1990 Act

  3. Part 2 Parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction

    1. Meaning of “mother”

      1. 33.Meaning of “mother”

    2. Application of sections 35 to 47

      1. 34.Application of sections 35 to 47

    3. Meaning of “father”

      1. 35.Woman married at time of treatment

      2. 36.Treatment provided to woman where agreed fatherhood conditions apply

      3. 37.The agreed fatherhood conditions

      4. 38.Further provision relating to sections 35 and 36

      5. 39.Use of sperm, or transfer of embryo, after death of man providing sperm

      6. 40.Embryo transferred after death of husband etc. who did not provide sperm

      7. 41.Persons not to be treated as father

    4. Cases in which woman to be other parent

      1. 42.Woman in civil partnership at time of treatment

      2. 43.Treatment provided to woman who agrees that second woman to be parent

      3. 44.The agreed female parenthood conditions

      4. 45.Further provision relating to sections 42 and 43

      5. 46.Embryo transferred after death of civil partner or intended female parent

      6. 47.Woman not to be other parent merely because of egg donation

    5. Effect of sections 33 to 47

      1. 48.Effect of sections 33 to 47

    6. References to parties to marriage or civil partnership

      1. 49.Meaning of references to parties to a marriage

      2. 50.Meaning of references to parties to a civil partnership

    7. Further provision about registration by virtue of section 39, 40 or 46

      1. 51.Meaning of “relevant register of births”

      2. 52.Late election by mother with consent of Registrar General

    8. Interpretation of references to father etc. where woman is other parent

      1. 53.Interpretation of references to father etc.

    9. Parental orders

      1. 54.Parental orders

      2. 55.Parental orders: supplementary provision

    10. Amendments of enactments

      1. 56.Amendments relating to parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction

    11. General

      1. 57.Repeals and transitional provision relating to Part 2

      2. 58.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 3 Miscellaneous and General

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 59.Surrogacy arrangements

      2. 60.Exclusion of embryos from definition of “organism” in Part 6 of the EPA 1990

    2. General

      1. 61.Orders and regulations: general provisions

      2. 62.Orders and regulations: parliamentary control

      3. 63.Meaning of “the 1990 Act”

      4. 64.Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc.

      5. 65.Minor and consequential amendments

      6. 66.Repeals and revocations

      7. 67.Extent

      8. 68.Commencement

      9. 69.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Amendments to Schedule 1 to the 1990 Act relating to membership of the Authority

    2. Schedule 2

      Activities that may be licensed under the 1990 Act

    3. Schedule 3

      Consent to use or storage of gametes, embryos or human admixed embryos etc.

    4. Schedule 4

      Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3ZA

    5. Schedule 5

      Schedule inserted in the 1990 Act as Schedule 3B

    6. Schedule 6

      Amendments relating to parenthood in cases involving assisted reproduction

      1. Part 1 General

      2. Part 2 Enactments relating only to Scotland

      3. Part 3 Enactments relating only to Northern Ireland

    7. Schedule 7

      Minor and consequential amendments

    8. Schedule 8

      Repeals and revocations

      1. Part 1 Repeals

      2. Part 2 Revocations

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