Seeking nominations for Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology

ECART logoManatū Hauora | Ministry of Health invites you to submit nominations for two laypeople positions on the Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART).

ECART is established under section 27 of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004 (the HART Act). Its purpose is to consider, determine and review applications for assisted reproductive procedures or human reproductive research. Further information on ECART can be found on their website ( A link to the advertisement can be found on the ECART website, here

Manatū Hauora encourages people from all backgrounds, especially those who can reflect the needs, values, and beliefs of Māori, and have an understanding and are committed to meeting the obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to apply for these roles. In this instance, Manatū Hauora is specifically seeking:

  • One layperson member with expertise in law (particularly medico-legal experience).
  • One layperson member with the ability to articulate issues from a disability perspective.

ECART members are appointed for terms of office of up to three years. Members may be reappointed from time to time. No member may hold office for more than six consecutive years.

Please send your nominations to the Ministry of Health’s Appointments team by email at [email protected] no later than Friday 11 November 2022. Please include the nominee’s name and contact details at a minimum. Please also ensure you notify candidates of their nomination and confirm their willingness to be considered for a role.

Candidates will need to provide:

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