Assisted Reproductive Technology Governance

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is governed by legislation, regulations, ethical guidelines and accrediting bodies. ART governance provides guidelines and constraints for ART Units (fertility clinics) and is designed to ensure safe and ethical use of scientific research and medical practices, ethical access for patients and consideration for the welfare and interests of persons born from ART.

No.1 Fertility is a licenced ART Unit under the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) Certification Scheme with the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and is registered with the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA). As a licenced ART provider, No.1 Fertility operates according to the criteria set by our governing bodies, which define how we treat you and the services we offer.

The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (Vic) is the primary legislation for ART in Victoria. This Act establishes guidelines for informed consent, embryo creation, gamete and embryo storage, surrogacy and for the use of donor gametes. If you are scheduled for a counselling appointment, our No.1 Fertility counsellors will discuss provisions for treatment that may be relevant to you.

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