UPDATE: 10th June 2020: Please be advised that the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2020 received Royal Assent today. The amendments in the Bill and amendments to the consent form in the Regulations are intended to commence in 28 days, being 8 July 2020.
The Victorian Government announced recently that a 12 month review of the regulatory framework for assisted reproductive treatment would be undertaken by Mr Michael Gorton AM.
Ballarat IVF welcomes this review as an opportunity for our Victorian patients to provide feedback on the legislative framework that governs our operations and influences how you can access treatment.
To complete the review, the Government are seeking the views of anyone with ideas, knowledge or experience with IVF or assisted reproductive treatment. They are hoping to hear about issues related to the access and delivery of services and how the current regulatory framework for assisted reproductive treatment can be improved.
How to have your say?
As per the Victoria State Government website:
You can have your say on the issues covered by the review by:
If you make a formal submission, please indicate if your submission is confidential and whether or not you are prepared to have your submission quoted within a report to the Minister for Health. (The report may, at the discretion of the Minister, be publicly released and/or may be subject to disclosure through freedom of information processes.)
You are welcome both to answer the survey and make a submission if you wish.
All survey responses and formal submissions must be received no later than 21 September 2018, to ensure your feedback can be considered by the review team before the interim report in October 2018.
There will be a second phase of consultation early in 2019 before the final report is delivered in April 2019.
Let’s work together to ensure we get the changes we need to make assisted reproductive treatment an option for all those wishing to have a family.