The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 governs assisted reproduction in Victoria. It regulates the use of assisted reproductive treatment and artificial insemination procedures.

The Patient Review Panel considers applications for complex and sensitive medical treatment related to assisted reproduction. 

Review of practices by assisted reproductive treatment providers

On 13 November 2018, the Victorian Government committed to crack down on unscrupulous IVF providers, and to task the Health Complaints Commissioner to lead an investigation into dodgy dangerous and unethical practices by IFV providers, including where providers fail to be upfront about success rates or costs. The terms of reference for the inquiry have now been issued to the Health Complaints Commissioner.

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