SA to allow LGBTI couples to access ART and surrogacy, but not singles
However, the laws do not allow singles to access IVF unless they have a medical need (so this excludes single men), and do not allow singles to access surrogacy- unlike singles living in Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
On the face of it, if doctors attempt to provide treatment to singles for surrogacy, they could face a large fine and the loss of their licence- but they may have to, to comply with the federal Sex Discrimination Act.
The new laws will allow doctors to decline to provide treatment based on their conscience- but doctors will have to say so on a public register- and refer the patient to someone who will treat.
The laws commence on a date to be fixed.