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Assisted Human Reproduction Act

Version of section 54 from 2004-03-29 to 2012-06-28:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Maintaining viable gametes and embryos

  •  (1) The Agency shall make reasonable efforts to preserve any viable sperm, ovum or in vitro embryo that is seized under this Act or the Criminal Code pending its disposition.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of material

    (2) The Agency may not dispose of human reproductive material, an in vitro embryo, a foetus or any part of an in vitro embryo or foetus unless

    • (a) the Agency has obtained the consent of the donor, in the case of human reproductive material, or the consent of the responsible person as defined in the regulations, in any other case; or

    • (b) it is disposed of in the manner prescribed by the regulations, if the Agency is not reasonably able to identify or to contact the donor or responsible person.

  • Marginal note:Return to donor

    (3) If a donor or responsible person does not provide consent under subsection (2), the Agency may return the material to the donor or responsible person or may dispose of it in the manner prescribed by the regulations.

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