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Wednesday February 15, 2017

The CBA responds to Health Canada's Initiative to Develop Regulations Covering Reimbursement of Expenditures to Surrogates

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Family Law

Follow up from the January 26, 2017 blog post.

The Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section, Health Law Section and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Community Form has now responded to Health Canada’s initiative to develop regulations covering the reimbursement of expenditures to surrogates. The CBA has reiterated their 2007 submissions that “the prohibition against compensating gamete donors and surrogates is likely to have an ongoing negative impact on the availability of assisted reproductive technologies for Canadian women and men who choose to use fertility services,” and goes on to note that this will have a disparate impact on the LGBTQ community.

To read the full submissions by the CBA to Health Canada, go to:

http://www.cba.org/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=fdc4cff1-9665-44d1-a39e-6f598a4c06af

If you have any questions related to Fertility Law, contact Terrance G. Sheppard. Visit our Family Law page for more information on Fertility Law or other areas of practice in Family Law. 

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