Strengthening the Assisted Human Reproduction Act

From Health Canada

Current status: The public consultation is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

You are invited to comment on the policy proposals we will use to write regulations to support certain parts of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.


We want to strengthen the Assisted Human Reproduction Act by writing regulations that will:

  • reduce the risks to human health and safety from using donor sperm and eggs (ova), including the risk of transmitting disease
  • make clear what expenses may be reimbursed to donors and surrogates
  • allow us to appoint inspectors who will manage and enforce the act


We are looking for comments from all interested Canadians, including:

  • people who use assisted human reproduction and related patient groups
  • fertility industry members and related organizations
  • health care providers and related organizations
  • academics and researchers
  • fertility lawyers


We are looking for comments on:

When and where

  • The document will be online for 60 days, between July 12, 2017 and September 9, 2017.
  • Another consultation will take place when the proposed regulations are published in Canada Gazette Part I.
  • We will consider all feedback that we receive on or before September 9.

How to participate

Submit your comments by:

Related information

Contact us

Office of Policy and International Collaboration
Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate
Address Locator 0601B, Tunney’s Pasture
100 Eglantine Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Tel: 613-957-2991
Fax: 613-952-5364

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