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Consent for Use of Human Reproductive Material and In Vitro Embryos Regulations

Version of section 14 from 2019-12-26 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) If a donor wishes to withdraw their consent, the withdrawal must be in writing.

  • (2) The withdrawal is effective only if the person who intends to make use of the in vitro embryo is notified in writing of the withdrawal

    • (a) in the case of an in vitro embryo to be used for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 13(1)(a), before the use of the embryo;

    • (b) in the case of an in vitro embryo to be used for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 13(1)(b), before the third party acknowledges in writing that the embryo has been obtained for their reproductive use;

    • (c) in the case of an in vitro embryo to be used for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 13(1)(c), before the later of the following occurrences, namely,

      • (i) the person acknowledges in writing that the in vitro embryo has been obtained for the purpose of improving assisted reproduction procedures, and

      • (ii) the beginning of the process of thawing the in vitro embryo for the purpose of improving assisted reproduction procedures;

    • (d) in the case of an in vitro embryo to be used for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 13(1)(d), before the later of the following occurrences, namely,

      • (i) the person acknowledges in writing that the in vitro embryo has been obtained for the purpose of providing instruction in assisted reproduction procedures, and

      • (ii) the beginning of the process of thawing the in vitro embryo for the purpose of providing instruction in assisted reproduction procedures; and

    • (e) in the case of an in vitro embryo to be used for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 13(1)(e), before the latest of the following occurrences, namely,

      • (i) the person acknowledges in writing that the in vitro embryo has been obtained for the purpose of research,

      • (ii) the beginning of the process of thawing the in vitro embryo for the purpose of research, and

      • (iii) the creation of a stem cell line using the in vitro embryo.

  • (3) If the donor is a couple, the consent of the donor may be withdrawn by either spouse or common-law partner.

  • SOR/2019-195, s. 9

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