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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990

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13Conditions of licences for treatment

(1)The following shall be conditions of every licence under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to this Act.

(2)Such information shall be recorded as the Authority may specify in directions about the following—

(a)the persons for whom services are provided in pursuance of the licence,

(b)the services provided for them,

(c)the persons whose gametes are kept or used for the purposes of services provided in pursuance of the licence or whose gametes have been used in bringing about the creation of embryos so kept or used,

(d)any child appearing to the person responsible to have been born as a result of treatment in pursuance of the licence,

(e)any mixing of egg and sperm and any taking of an embryo from a woman or other acquisition of an embryo, and

(f)such other matters as the Authority may specify in directions.

(3)The records maintained in pursuance of the licence shall include any information recorded in pursuance of subsection (2) above and any consent of a person whose consent is required under Schedule 3 to this Act.

(4)No information shall be removed from any records maintained in pursuance of the licence before the expiry of such period as may be specified in directions for records of the class in question.

(5)A woman shall not be provided with treatment services unless account has been taken of the welfare of any child who may be born as a result of the treatment (including the need of that child for a father), and of any other child who may be affected by the birth.

(6)A woman shall not be provided with any treatment services involving—

(a)the use of any gametes of any person, if that person’s consent is required under paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to this Act for the use in question,

(b)the use of any embryo the creation of which was brought about in vitro, or

(c)the use of any embryo taken from a woman, if the consent of the woman from whom it was taken is required under paragraph 7 of that Schedule for the use in question,

unless the woman being treated and, where she is being treated together with a man, the man have been given a suitable opportunity to receive proper counselling about the implications of taking the proposed steps, and have been provided with such relevant information as is proper.

(7)Suitable procedures shall be maintained—

(a)for determining the persons providing gametes or from whom embryos are taken for use in pursuance of the licence, and

(b)for the purpose of securing that consideration is given to the use of practices not requiring the authority of a licence as well as those requiring such authority.

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