Inquiry into matters relating to donor conception information

about the inquiry

On 24 February 2022 the Legislative Assembly agreed:

That the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (the committee) inquire into and report to the Legislative Assembly by 31 August 2022 on:

1. Issues relating to access to donor conception information, including:

  1. Rights of donor-conceived persons, including to know their genetic origins;
  2. Extent to which identifying information about donors should be given to donor-conceived persons, taking into consideration the right to privacy of donors;
  3. Access to historical clinical records and implications of retrospectivity;
  4. Access to support and counselling for donor-conceived persons and donors;
  5. Whether a register should be established; and
  6. Benefits, risks and implications on donor conception practices arising from any recommendations.

2. That the committee consider:

  1. Views and experiences of donor-conceived people, donors and industry stakeholders of the current framework;
  2. Current governance/regulatory frameworks, including registers established interstate;
  3. Options to manage collection, storage, and disclosure of identifying and non-identifying information about donors, donor-conceived persons and relatives;
  4. Whether and how to collect and disclose identifying information about donors where a donation was made on the condition of anonymity, including matters relating to consent;
  5. Whether any model should include information from private donor arrangements;
  6. Costs of any proposal including to establish and maintain any register and options for efficiencies, including a user-pays model;
  7. Whether regulating donor conception practices and assisted reproductive technology should also be considered as part of establishing a donor conception register; and
  8. human rights engaged under the Human Rights Act 2019.

SUBMISSIONS 

Submissions closed on Friday 29 April 2022. Submissions can be accessed under the “View Submissions” tab above.

TIMELINE

Submissions closed:5:00pm Friday 29 April 2022
Public hearing:Friday 13 May 2022 - program - Broadcast part 1 part 2 - Proof Transcript
Report due date:Wednesday 31 August 2022
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