Share your views on assisted reproductive treatment
We want to hear your views and experiences about the way assisted reproductive treatment (ART) is provided in Victoria.
Your input will inform a review of Victoria’s Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 and help shape changes and improve services for all Victorians who may need assisted reproductive treatment in the future.
The review is being led by experienced lawyer Michael Gorton, who is the Chair of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and of Alfred Health. He is also the former chair of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority and the Patient Review Panel as well as an Ambulance Victoria board member.
Assisted reproductive treatment refers to a wide range of treatments used to help people to have a child. This includes treatments like ovulation induction, artificial insemination and IVF. It also includes the use of donors and surrogates.
The review will provide an interim report to the Minister for Health in October 2018, and a final report in April 2019.
How you can participate
You can share your views by:
- Lodging a Formal Submission addressing any or all of the questions posed in the Consultation Paper (located under Document Library) by uploading your response on this page (see below) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; AND/OR
- Completing the Survey below, which includes an option to anonymously share personal stories about assisted reproductive treatment.
Additional background and the terms of reference for the review can be found on the health.vic website.
Answer our survey
Privacy collection notice
The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is supporting the independent reviewer, Mr Michael Gorton AM, in conducting this review. The department is committed to protecting your privacy.
Any personal information included in your submission will be used for the purposes of contextualising your response; identifying organisations or individuals for further consultation follow up; and for notifying you of the outcomes of the consultation.
In order to complete the review, we may draw on your submission for our interim and/or final reports, which may be publically available. If you request that your submission not be published no identifying information will be included and your submission may drawn on but will not be directly quoted. If you request that your submission be treated as anonymous, it may be referenced or quoted in these reports but no identifying material will be included.
We may also publish submissions (in whole or in part) online. Submissions will only be published with with consent. All submissions to be published will be at the discretion of the reviewer and submissions may be redacted in some cases. If you request that your submission be treated as anonymous any identifying details will be removed before it is published.
The department can be contacted on email@example.com or you may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.