Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Latest articles
Queer(y)ing consummation: an empirical reflection on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and the role of consummation
Alexander Maine, Lecturer in Law, Leicester Law School, University of LeicesterKeywords: Consummation – adultery – marriage – empirical research – LGBTQConsummation and...
A v A (Return Without Taking Parent) [2021] EWHC 1439 (Fam)
(Family Division, MacDonald J, 18 May 2021)Abduction – Application for return order under Hague Convention 1980 - Art 13(b) defence – Whether mother’s allegations against the father...
Domestic Abuse Toolkit for Employers
The Insurance Charities have released an update to the Domestic Abuse Toolkit for Employers.Employers have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work...
Two-week rapid consultation launched on remote, hybrid and in-person family hearings
The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has announced the launch of a two-week rapid consultation on remote, hybrid and in-person hearings in the family justice system and the...
Pension sharing orders: Finch v Baker
The Court of Appeal judgment in Finch v Baker [2021] EWCA Civ 72 was released on 28 January 2021. The judgment provides some useful guidance on not being able to get what are essentially...
View all articles

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009

Sep 29, 2018, 15:14 PM
Slug : the-human-fertilisation-and-embryology-consequential-amendments-and-transitional-and-saving-provisions-order-2009
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Jul 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
Article ID : 84759

FRI 24/07/2009 - This Order is made under sections 61 and 64 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 ("the 2008 Act").

Article 2 and Schedules 1 and 2 to the Order make consequential amendments relating to the parenthood provisions contained in Part 2 of the 2008 Act. Amendments are made to both primary and secondary legislation to ensure that a woman who is a parent of a child by virtue of section 42 (civil partner at time of treatment) or 43 (agreed second female parent) of the 2008 Act, has the same rights and obligations as any other legal parent of a child. The key areas amended for England and Wales relate to birth registration, protected person status, prohibited family relationships (marriage and civil partnerships), adoption, court rules, immigration and parental orders. In addition amendments are made to Northern Ireland legislation relating to birth registration and parental responsibility.

Article 3 and Schedule 3 make other consequential amendments to secondary legislation not relating to the parenthood provisions. Amendments are made to update references to the terms "embryos" and "gametes" to reflect the amendments to these definitions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 ("the 1990 Act), made by the 2008 Act. Other references to provisions of the 1990 Act which have been amended are also updated, including changes to the information provisions.

Article 4 and Schedule 4 make transitional and saving provisions. The licensing obligations are set out for any person holding a treatment, research, storage or non medical fertility licence under the 1990 Act which was granted on or before 30th September 2009 and which is still operative on 1st October 2009. Provision is also made for any outstanding requests for information, inspections and enforcement proceedings involving the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ("the HFEA"). The procedure at the HFEA in relation to outstanding applications for revocations and variations of licences, licensing decisions, reconsideration of licensing decisions, appeals and suspension is also provided for.

Provision is made so that The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Disclosure of Donor Information) Regulations 2004 will remain in force (subject to the amendments made by paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 to the Order) as will section 31 of the 1990 Act for the purpose of amending or revoking those Regulations.

This Order comes into force for the purposes of article 2 and Schedules 1 and 2 on 1 September 2009, and for all other purposes on 1 October 2009.

Categories :
  • Archive
  • Legislation & Guidance
Tags :
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from