New HFEA regulations on import and coding
The HFEA has implemented the two EU Directives on import and coding with immediate effect.
The Authority has agreed amendments to General Directions 0006 putting into effect the changes brought about by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which incorporates the Directives in to UK law. Sally Cheshire, the HFEA Chair signed off on the amended General Directions 0006 and the new General Directions 0013. The General Directions are now on the Clinic Portal.
A Chair’s letter relating to the arrangements for implementing the requirements can be found in https://portal.hfea.gov.uk/knowledge-base/chairs-letters/3384 . An FAQ document is also available to support clinics in the implementation of these regulations. This can be found, along with the application form and new guidance in https://portal.hfea.gov.uk/knowledge-base/other-guidance/tissue-importing/