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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

2008 CHAPTER 22

Commentary on Sections

Part 1: Amendments of Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

Section 6: Additional general functions of the Authority

38.Section 6 amends section 8 of the 1990 Act relating to general functions of the Authority. It adds to the list of the HFEA’s general functions in (i) requiring the Authority to maintain a statement of general principles and (ii) requiring the HFEA to promote compliance with the requirements imposed by the 1990 Act and with the Code of Practice under section 25 of the 1990 Act.

39.New section 8(2) gives the Authority power to charge for advice given under section 8(1)(c). It is intended that the charge would recover all or part of the costs of providing the advice.

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