Victorians have been asked to have their say as part of a review into assisted reproductive treatment.

The Victorian Government wants to make sure Victorian laws have kept pace with change, and have asked experienced lawyer and Chair of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and of Alfred Health, Michael Gorton to lead a review into Victoria’s Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008.

As part of this comprehensive review, Mr Gorton has invited Victorians to share their views with the review, which is being conducted through an open public consultation process.

Some of the issues to be considered by the review relate to whether:

  • There are adequate safeguards to protect consumers using or intending to use assisted reproductive treatment services
  • The regulatory framework creates or enables unnecessary barriers to access for LGBTI people
  • The regulatory framework remains appropriate in the context of the evolving market for assisted reproductive treatment
  • The evolving market and regulatory framework has implications for access and affordability of assisted reproductive treatment services.

A consultation paper and online survey allowing all Victorians to have their say is available on Engage Victoria.

The survey also includes an option to anonymously share personal stories about experiences with assisted reproductive treatment.

Formal submissions addressing any or all of the questions posed in the consultation paper can be lodged via Engage Victoria or by emailing the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Review team.

Survey responses and formal submissions need to be submitted by Friday 21 September.

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