Clinics providing Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) in Victoria are required to be registered under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008. Clinics must apply to the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority to become a registered ART provider and must hold current accreditation from the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).
In addition to requirements under the ART Act, ART clinics are required to adhere to industry guidelines.
Registered ART providers are required to report to VARTA on a regular basis to ensure the requirements of the Authority’s Conditions for Registration are being met.
Information that must be provided to VARTA is as follows:
- Information that enables VARTA to report annually to the Minister for Health under s114 of the Act
- Notification of any actual or potential breach of the Act or its regulations (including a contravention of the guiding principles of the Act) must occur as soon as practicable
- Notification of any actual or potential breach of registration conditions must occur as soon as practicable
- Use of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis must be reported on an annual basis
- The proposed use of a new treatment procedure or treatment for infertility that is new to the field of ART
- Other developments which, in the opinion of the ART provider will significantly impact the practice of AR