Consultation on proposed assisted human reproduction regulations

From Health Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on October 27, 2018 and will close to new input on January 10, 2019.

You are invited to provide your input on the proposed Assisted Human Reproduction Act Regulations, which have been pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part I. The feedback provided during this consultation will be taken into consideration prior to the regulations being finalized and published in Canada Gazette, Part II.

You are also invited to provide your input on the draft Health Canada Directive, a document that has been incorporated by reference into the proposed regulations. It contains the technical requirements for conducting the donor suitability assessment of sperm and ova donors.

Who should participate in the consultation

This consultation is open to all Canadians, and everyone is invited to share their ideas.

In addition, we would like to hear from:

  • Health professionals and associations
  • Intended parents, surrogates, and donors
  • Donor conceived individuals
  • Provinces and territories
  • Industry
  • Academics and experts
  • Other interested parties

Furthermore, we are planning to provide Canadians that may be less familiar with the Assisted Human Reproduction Act and the proposed regulations with an opportunity to engage with Health Canada officials directly, to obtain clarity, ask questions, raise considerations and provide overall feedback on the proposed regulations.

How to participate

You are invited to review the proposed regulations which have been pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part I, and the draft Health Canada Directive and to provide us with your comments in ONE of the following ways:

Email: Send an email with your input to: hc.lrm.consultations-mlr.sc@canada.ca

Online: Use the online questionnaire to give your feedback on specific parts of the proposed regulations.

Mail: Send a letter with your input to:
Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada
Address Locator: 3000A, 11 Holland Avenue, Suite 14,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Participate in person: Canadians that may be less familiar with the proposed regulations are invited to engage with Health Canada officials directly. In person consultations are planned for cities across Canada. For more information and to participate, click on the city nearest you:

Supporting document

An accompanying Guidance document has been prepared to provide stakeholders with additional context so that they may get a better understanding of the proposal to assist them in providing their feedback on the draft regulations. The document includes an explanation of key elements of the proposed regulations, as well as initial guidance from Health Canada on its interpretation of the regulations and what would be required to comply. Therefore, it should be read in concert with the proposed regulations and the draft Health Canada Directive: Technical Requirements for Conducting the Suitability Assessment of Sperm and Ova Donors.

Related information

Contact us

Office of Policy and International Collaboration
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada
Address Locator: 0601B
100 Eglantine Driveway
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0K9

Telephone: 613-952-9639
Email: hc.bgtd_ahr-dpbtg_pa.sc@canada.ca

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