The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 updates legislation regulating:
- delivery of assisted reproduction treatments and related services
- research involving the use of human embryos
The 2008 Act also updates the provisions that determine legal parenthood for children born as a result of the use of assisted reproduction techniques, including surrogacy.
Government departments are required to carry out a preliminary assessment of all Acts of Parliament they are responsible for since 2005 within 3 to 5 years after an Act has received Royal Assent.