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The mission of the National Consultative Ethics Committee on Health and Life Sciences is “to give opinions on ethical problems and societal issues raised by progress in the fields of biology, medicine and health.” (Law of August 6, 2004).

The Committee’s primary mission is to produce opinions and reports on issues referred to it. 

The Committee’s missions are now all included in the bioethics law of August 6, 2004 which gives it the status of independent authority.

A complement to the CCNE’s missions are provided by the latest law on Bioethics n° 2011-814 dated July 7th 2011