The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Statutory Instrument

These Regulations amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009 (“the 2009 Regulations”). Regulation 2 clarifies that the 2009 Regulations determine the maximum storage period that a licence may specify for embryos (or as the case may be gametes). Regulation 3 ensures that embryos lawfully stored from 1st October 2009 by virtue of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Supplementary Provision) Order 2009 fall within regulation 3 of the 2009 Regulations, and are therefore eligible for extended storage periods provided the other criteria in that regulation are met.