The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) is currently conducting an inquiry into unsafe and unethical practices by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) service providers.

The inquiry will include wide-ranging consultation and community engagement with members of the public who have utilised ART and/or IVF services, along with service providers.

We’re in the process of developing a discussion paper, which will address a series of questions about the inquiry and invite submissions from ART and IVF clients (including third-party submissions from family members or friends) and from service providers. We will ensure absolute anonymity of any person’s identity if they express their desire to remain confidential.

We will deliver a final report to the Victorian Government following the conclusion of the inquiry, which the Minister for Health referred to the HCC earlier this month under section 103 of the Health Complaints Act 2016.