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References are listed in the order in which they appear in the code. Supplementary references are included at the end.

Human Tissue Act 2004

Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

The Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007

Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006: A guide to its implications for NHS Scotland issued on 20 July 2006 (Ref: NHS HDL (2006) 46)) 

HTA codes of practice 

HTA Directions

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

HTA Licensing guidance

Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Charter for bereaved people who come into contact with a reformed coroner system

Ministry of Justice (MoJ) information on coroners

Home Office guidance Police and coroners approach to pathology

Model consent forms

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) (Northern Ireland) guidance Post mortem examinations: careplan and consent forms 

Stillbirth and neonatal death society (Sands) Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals, Judith Schott, Alix Henley and Nancy Kohner (Third edition, 2007)

Department of Health video Respect for the dead: care for the living guide to the post mortem procedure

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) (Northern Ireland) Careplan for women who experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidance The future of paediatric pathology services

Data Protection Act 1988

General Medical Council (GMC) guidance

Department of Health guidance Confidentiality: NHS code of practice

Welsh Assembly Government guidance Confidentiality: Code of practice for health and social care in Wales

Royal College of Pathologists guidance

HT Act (Ethical Approval, Exceptions from Licensing and Supply of Information about Transplants) Regulations 2006

Royal College of Pathologists and Institute of Biomedical Science joint guidance on The retention and storage of pathological records and archives (Third edition, 2005

HTA Emergency mortuary licensing guidance

Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology (AAPT) publications

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Occupational Health Advisory Committee (OHAC)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)

Department of Health, Health Building Note 20 (HBN 20): Facilities for mortuary and post mortem room services

Welsh Health Estates Health building notes (HBNs)

Royal Society for Public Health APT handbook

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Safe working and the prevention of infection in the mortuary and post-mortem room 

Department of Health guidance Facilities for mortuary and post mortem room services

Supplementary references

HTA guide to licensing for DIs and LHs

E-learning course for DIs

Welsh Language Act

HTA summary inspection reports

HTA guide to our key messages - which explains the HTA’s roles and responsibilities

HTA e-newsletter – which provides regular news and updates about the HTA's work