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Question On Notice No. 148 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question


I refer to the approval by the Executive Director Public Health to establish a system of annual reporting by designated officers for the authorisation of the posthumous collection of gametes, and I ask, what was the total number of times that a designated officer authorised the posthumous collection of gametes between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2017?
Answered on 12 September 2017

I am advised that:

Due to small numbers, information on the number of cases of posthumous collection of gametes (PCG) in WA between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2016 cannot be disclosed. This is in keeping with the National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee Guidelines for the Disclosure of Secondary Use of Health Information for Statistical Reporting, Research and Analysis (2015).

The data on the number of cases of PCG for the period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 will be collected from designated officers in November 2017, and a report will be provided to the Minister for Health in December 2017.