Code of Practice
The HFEA Code of Practice is intended to help and encourage licensed centres to understand and comply with their legal requirements. It also gives guidance on how centres are expected to go about meeting those requirements.
User guide to the Code
Information about the purpose, context and structure of the Code and how to use it.
The principles reflect the HFEA’s key regulatory priorities from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act. They indicate the key behaviour and outcomes the HFEA expects each licensed centre to demonstrate.
This section of the Code contains 32 guidance notes to help our clinics to understand their responsibilities.
The general format for guidance notes is made up of Mandatory requirements, HFEA guidance and Other legislation, professional guidelines and information.
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1 April 2012 updates to guidance
We’ve made some amendments to the Code of Practice, and General Directions 0001. These updates came into force in April 2012.
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