6. Rule relating to paternity

    (1) Where a married woman undergoes, with the consent of her husband, an artificial fertilisation procedure in consequence of which she becomes pregnant, then for the purposes of the law of the State, the husband

    (a) shall be conclusively presumed to have caused the pregnancy; and

    (b) is the father of any child born as a result of the pregnancy.

    (2) In every case in which it is necessary to determine for the purposes of this section whether a husband consented to his wife undergoing an artificial fertilisation procedure, that consent shall be presumed, but the presumption is rebuttable.

    [Section 6 amended by No. 3 of 2002 s. 28.]



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