IVF clinics are licensed by RTAC (Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee). This is an independent body which is responsible for ensuring certain minimum standards are met by all IVF clinics in Australia. The committee was first formed in 1987 and since then their guidelines have been revised in 1992, 1997, 2002 2009 and 2014.
This Code of Practice governs treatment of patients with controlled ovulation stimulation, artificial insemination, IVF and related techniques and all procedures involving donated gametes or embryos.
- Chairperson – Appointed by the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
- A Deputy Chair – Appointed by Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
- A representative of the Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT) of the FSA
- A representative of The Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA)
- A representative of Fertility Nurses of Australasia (FNA) of the FSA
- A representative of AccessAustralia (National Consumer Support Group)
More information about RTAC and its role can be accessed from the website of the Fertility Society of Australia (www.fertilitysociety.com.au)