OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - More and more Canadians are turning to assisted human reproduction, including in utero inseminationand surrogacy, to help build their families. Canadians expect to be able to use these technologies safely and with peace of mind.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced the launch of consultations on proposed
Health Canada is proposing three sets of new regulations under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. Specifically, the proposed regulations would:
Canadians are encouraged to review the proposed regulations and to provide comments to Health Canada by January 10, 2019. The Department is also planning to engage Canadians in person on the proposed regulations. For further details on this engagement opportunity, please check the Government of Canada's Assisted Human Reproduction page.
"The Government of Canada is taking necessary steps to help Canadians who use reproductive technologies to do so safely, and with peace of mind. New proposed regulations will help protect the health and safety of women and children across Canada. They will also offer couples dealing with infertility, single people, same-sex couples and other members of the LGBTQ2 community flexibility in building their families."
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
Related ProductsBackgrounder: Directed-Donation Process for Sperm and Ova Donors Backgrounder: Reimbursing donors and surrogates Canada Gazette, Part I: Volume 152, No. 43Guidance document: Interpretation of the proposed regulations under the Assisted Human Reproduction ActHealth Canada Directive: Technical Requirements for Conducting the Suitability Assessment of Sperm and Ova DonorsConsultation on proposed assisted human reproduction regulations
Associated LinksAssisted Human Reproduction—Legislation and GuidelinesWhat We Heard Report: A Summary of Feedback from the Consultation: Toward a Strengthened Assisted Human Reproduction ActConsultation Paper: Towards a Strengthened Assisted Human Reproduction ActNotice of intent to interested parties — Intent to develop regulations under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act
SOURCE Health Canada
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