Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

25.

Performance of DAHR procedure

25. (1) A person shall not perform a DAHR procedure unless the person is—

(a) a registered medical practitioner, or

(b) a registered nurse F9 [ or registered midwife ].

(2) A person shall not perform a DAHR procedure other than on the request of an intending parent.

(3) A person shall not perform a DAHR procedure on the request of an intending parent unless—

(a) he or she has first obtained the following information in respect of that intending parent—

(i) his or her name,

(ii) his or her date of birth, and

(iii) his or her address and contact details,

and

(b) the following applies:

(i) where the intending mother is the only intending parent, she has consented under section 9 to the parentage under section 5 of a child born to her as a result of the procedure;

(ii) where the intending parents are the intending mother and her F10 [ spouse ], civil partner or cohabitant—

(I) the intending mother has consented under section 9 to the parentage under section 5 of a child born as a result of the procedure, and her declaration under section 9(1)(c) includes a statement referred to in section 9(3)(d) in respect of the husband, civil partner or cohabitant concerned, and

(II) the husband, civil partner or cohabitant concerned has consented under section 11 to being the parent, under section 5 , of a child born as a result of the procedure.

Annotations

Amendments:

F9

Inserted (24.03.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 188(b), S.I. No. 120 of 2021.

F10

Substituted (16.11.2015) by Marriage Act 2015 (35/2015), s. 23(d), S.I. No. 504 of 2015.