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Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022

(Bill 29 of 2022)

Bill entitled an Act to regulate the provision of any treatment or procedure, including such treatment or procedure for the purposes of surrogacy within the State, that involves the handling of gametes or embryos, or both, for the purposes of establishing a pregnancy (to be known as “AHR treatment”) and, to that end, to prohibit a person from providing AHR treatment unless the person holds a licence, granted by a body established by this Act, to be known as the “Assisted Human Reproduction Regulatory Authority” (otherwise referred to in this Act as the “AHRRA”), authorising the person to provide the AHR treatment concerned; to regulate research involving embryos, the derivation, collection, storage or use of embryonic stem cells or stem cell lines or the derivation, collection, storage or use of induced pluripotent stem cells or stem cell lines (to be known collectively as “ESC research”), and, to that end, to prohibit a person from undertaking ESC research unless the person holds a licence, granted by the AHRRA, authorising the person to undertake the ESC research concerned; to provide certain rights for a person born as a result of AHR treatment to access information concerning his or her origins; to provide for a comprehensive regulatory scheme (including the suspension or revocation of licences granted under this Act and the imposition of, inter alia, pecuniary sanctions on holders, or certain former holders, of licences) overseen by the AHRRA; to provide for consequential amendments to other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 23 Mar 2022

Sponsored by: Minister for Health

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Dáil Éireann, Third Stage

23 Mar 2022

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    10 Mar 2022

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    10 Mar 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    10 Mar 2022

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    10 Mar 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    23 Mar 2022

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made

    (Also known as Committee Stage)

    23 Mar 2022

    Current Stage

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

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    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

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    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad

    (Also known as Final Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad First Stage

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    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Second Stage

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    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Third Stage

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    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made
    (Also known as Committee Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

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    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered
    (Also known as Report Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

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    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made
    (Also known as Final Stage)

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    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

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    Future Stage

 

10 Mar 2022

As initiated

Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022

Debates

23 Mar 2022

Dáil Éireann

Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee

23 Mar 2022

Dáil Éireann

Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022: Second Stage

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