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HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY ACT 1991


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title
           Preamble

   PART 1 -- Preliminary

           Division 1 -- Introduction  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Terms used and application
            
   3A.     Term used: human embryo
            
   4.      Objects of this Act
            
   5.      Administration of this Act

           Division 2 -- Specific offences  

   5A.     Application
            
   6.      Unlicensed practices
            
   7.      Offences relating to reproductive technology

   PART 2 -- The Council  

   8.      Establishment of Council
            
   9.      Nominations, and recommendations, for membership
            
   10.     Committees
            
   11.     Delegation by Council
            
   12.     Relationship of Council to Minister
            
   13.     Powers, and relationship to Council, of CEO
            
   14.     Functions of Council

   PART 3 -- The Code of Practice

           Division 1 -- Compilation of the Code  

   15.     Concept of Code of Practice
            
   16.     Implementation of Code of Practice
            
   17.     Matters which shall be dealt with in Code
            
   18.     Matters which may be dealt with in Code
            
   19.     Principles to be embodied in Code
            
   20.     Principles applicable to projects of research
            
   21.     Code and directions, generally

           Division 2 -- Consents  

   22.     Consents, generally
            
   23.     When procedures may be carried out
            
   24.     Storage

           Division 3 -- Rights of control, etc.  

   25.     Rights in relation to gametes
            
   26.     Control, dealing and disposal in relation to an egg in process of fertilisation or an embryo

   PART 4 -- Licensing, etc.

           Division 1 -- Licensing  

   27.     Licences, and person responsible
            
   28.     Exemptions relating to artificial insemination
            
   28A.    Exemptions relating to storage of certain embryos
            
   29.     Applications, generally
            
   30.     Interim authorisations and transitional directions

           Division 2 -- Directions and conditions  

   31.     Directions, generally
            
   32.     Terms, conditions and directions specifically applicable
            
   33.     Conditions applicable to all licences and exemptions
            
   34.     Contravention of condition or direction
            
   35.     Notice and coming into operation of directions and conditions

           Division 3 -- Suspension or cancellation, and disciplinary action  

   36.     Suspension or cancellation of licence or exemption, other than on disciplinary grounds
            
   36A.    Referring to SAT a matter leading to section 36(2a) notice
            
   37.     Summary determinations
            
   38.     Disciplinary action
            
   39.     Matters that may be subject of disciplinary action
            
   40.     Penalties
            
   41.     Effect on pending procedures

           Division 4 -- State Administrative Tribunal powers  

   42.     Reviews
            
   43.     Restraint of continuing contravention

           Division 5 -- Information  

   44.     Records of procedures
            
   45.     Registers of identity
            
   46.     Access to information
            
   47.     Annual returns etc.
            
   48.     Exchange of information
            
   49.     Confidentiality
            
   50.     False or misleading statements and records

           Division 6 -- Supervision, etc.  

   51.     Supervision
            
   52.     Licensee liable for act of employee etc.
            
   53.     Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

   PART 4A -- Prohibited practices

           Division 1 -- General  

   53A.    Object of this PART
            
   53B.    Terms used

           Division 2 -- Human cloning  

   53C.    Offence -- creating human embryo clone
            
   53D.    Offence -- placing human embryo clone in human body or body of an animal
            
   53E.    Offence -- importing or exporting human embryo clone
            
   53F.    No defence that human embryo clone could not survive

           Division 3 -- Other prohibited practices  

   53G.    Offence -- creating human embryo other than by fertilisation, or developing such an embryo
            
   53H.    Offence -- creating human embryo for purpose other than achieving pregnancy in woman
            
   53I.    Offence -- creating or developing human embryo containing genetic material provided by more than 2 persons
            
   53J.    Offence -- developing human embryo outside body of woman for more than 14 days
            
   53K.    Offence -- using precursor cells from human embryo or human fetus to create human embryo, or developing such an embryo
            
   53L.    Offence -- heritable alterations to genome
            
   53M.    Offence -- collecting viable human embryo from body of woman
            
   53N.    Offence -- creating chimeric or hybrid embryo
            
   53O.    Offence -- placing of an embryo
            
   53P.    Offence -- importing, exporting or placing prohibited embryo
            
   53Q.    Offence -- commercial trading in human eggs, human sperm or human embryos

           Division 4 -- Review of Part  

   53R.    Review of PART

   PART 4B -- Regulation of certain uses involving excess ART embryos

           Division 1 -- General  

   53S.    Object of this PART
            
   53T.    Terms used

           Division 2 -- Performance of functions  

   53U.    Functions not affected by State laws
            
   53V.    Extent to which functions are conferred

           Division 3 -- Offences  

   53W.    Offence -- use of excess ART embryo
            
   53X.    Offence -- breaching licence condition

           Division 4 -- Embryo Research Licensing Committee of the NHMRC  

   53Y.    Functions of Committee
            
   53Z.    Powers of Committee

           Division 5 -- Licensing system  

   53ZA.   Person may apply for licence
            
   53ZB.   Determination of application by Committee
            
   53ZC.   Notification of decision
            
   53ZD.   Period of licence
            
   53ZE.   Licence is subject to conditions
            
   53ZF.   Variation of licence
            
   53ZG.   Suspension or revocation of licence
            
   53ZH.   Surrender of licence
            
   53ZI.   Notification of variation, suspension, revocation or surrender of licence

           Division 6 -- Reporting and confidentiality  

   53ZJ.   NHMRC Licensing Committee to make certain information publicly available
            
   53ZK.   Confidential commercial information may only be disclosed in certain circumstances
            
   53ZKA.  Annual reports

           Division 7 -- Review provisions  

   53ZL.   Terms used
            
   53ZM.   Review of decisions

           Division 8 -- Monitoring powers  

   53ZN.   Appointment of inspectors
            
   53ZO.   Identity card
            
   53ZP.   Powers available to inspectors for monitoring compliance
            
   53ZQ.   Monitoring powers
            
   53ZR.   Power to secure
            
   53ZS.   Inspector must produce identity card on request
            
   53ZT.   Consent
            
   53ZU.   Compensation for damage

           Division 9 -- Expiry  

   53ZV.   Expiry of certain provisions

           Division 10 -- Conscientious objection to use of excess ART embryos  

   53ZVA.  Conscientious objection to use of excess ART embryos

           Division 11 -- Review of Part  

   53ZW.   Review of PART

   PART 5 -- Enforcement

           Division 1 -- Powers of authorised officers  

   54.     Powers of authorised officers
            
   55.     Entry, search and seizure, by warrant

           Division 2 -- Proceedings  

   56.     Complaints for simple offence
            
   57.     Averments, and other evidentiary matters

   PART 6 -- Administration

           Division 1 -- Staff  

   58.     Use of staff and facilities of departments, agencies and instrumentalities, and engagement of consultants, etc.
            
   59.     Staff
            
   60A.    Public Health Officials

           Division 2 -- Subsidiary legislation  

   60.     Regulations, and subsidiary legislation generally

           Division 3 -- General  

   61.     Review of Act
           SCHEDULE
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