144. Duties of the Authority.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority must carry out its functions1 effectively, efficiently and economically2. In carrying out its functions, the Authority must, so far as relevant, have regard to the principles of best regulatory practice (including the principles under which regulatory activities should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted only at cases in which action is needed)3.

The Authority must investigate serious adverse events and serious adverse reactions4 and take appropriate control measures5. In investigating any serious adverse event or serious adverse reaction, the Authority must, where it is appropriate to do so, arrange for any premises to