- Each year the Patient Review Panel (the Panel) publishes the total number and types of applications received.
The Patient Review Panel tracks applications and decisions.
Applications received by the Panel since 2010
|Type of application|| |
|Presumption against treatment||44||36||27||23||18||17||27||23||16||29||260|
|Risk of abuse or neglect||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Posthumous use of embryos/gametes||2||6||3||6||4||4||4||2||2||5||38|
|Criteria Not Met||50||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||54|
|Extension of Storage - Embryos||152||108||60||85||144||127||160||126||171||178||1,310|
|Extension of Storage - Oocytes||48||16||2||2||136||11||31||34||39||41||360|
|Extension of Storage - Sperm||77||108||61||88||116||97||82||112||131||133||1,005|
|Removal of Embryo from Storage||2||2||1||2||2||0||0||0||1||0||10|
Under s. 96 of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, an application may be made to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a review of the panel’s decision.
An application for review must be made within 28 days after the day on which the decision is made (s. 98).
See below examples of reviews of the Panel’s decisions to assist patients, clinics and legal representatives in understanding how the Panel is likely to approach its decisions.
Reviewed 06 May 2021