Reproductive law (sometimes called fertility law or surrogacy law) is a complex area of law that governs assisted human reproduction. There are numerous gaps in the legislation and few Canadian cases have been decided by the courts. Further, there are significant penalties for violating the laws that do exist. Legal advice is absolutely essential in all cases involving surrogates or known donors.
The Assisted Human Reproduction Act is the legislation that regulates assisted human reproductive technologies in Canada; for example:
There is also provincial law that governs privacy, regulates health professionals and establishes the parentage of a child.