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HTA Legal Directions

Under the Human Tissue Act, the HTA has the power to issue its expected standards (or Directions) to establishments. This means that the HTA can issue general Directions to establishments to take into account changes in policy and legislation. The HTA may also make Directions that are specific to a particular establishment.

Directions 001/2014

Directions on licence fee structure for the financial year 2014/15.

These Directions revoke Directions 001/2013.

Directions 005/2013

Directions bringing into force compliance reporting for establishments with an HTA public display licence.

Report via the HTA Portal, new users can register here and existing users can log in here.

Directions 004/2013

Directions bringing into force compliance reporting for establishments with an HTA anatomy licence.

Report via the HTA Portal, new users can register here and existing users can log in here.

Directions 003/2013

Directions bringing into force compliance reporting for establishments with an HTA research licence.

Report via the HTA Portal, new users can register here and existing users can log in here.

Directions 002/2013

Directions bringing into force compliance reporting for establishments with an HTA post mortem licence.

Report via the HTA Portal, new users can register here and existing users can log in here.

Directions 001/2013

Directions on licence fee structure for the financial year 2013/14.

These Directions revoke Directions 001/2012.

Directions 001/2013

Directions 003/2012

Directions given under Regulations 6 and 11 of the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 (SI 2012 no.1501) bringing into effect HTA’s Organs Intended for Transplantation – a documentary framework.

Directions 003/2012

Directions 002/2012

Directions on the removal of tissue from the body of a deceased person.

Directions 002/2012

Directions 001/2012

Directions on licence fee structure for the financial year 2012/13. 

These Directions revoke Directions 001/2011.  

Directions 001/2012

Directions 002/2011

Directions bringing into force a self assessment by establishments with an HTA Anatomy, Public Display or Research licence.

Directions 001/2011

Directions on licence fee structure for the financial year 2009/10. 

These Directions revoke Directions 001/2007 and 001/2008 and 001/2009  

Directions 001/2011

Directions 003/2010

The Directions consolidate and clarify the standards required under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety of Tissues and Cells for Human Application) Regulations 2007.

These Directions revoke Directions 001/2006, 002/2007 and 004/2007

Directions 001/2010

Directions bringing into force annual compliance reporting for establishments with an HTA Post Mortem licence.

Report via the HTA Portal, new users can register here and existing users can log in here.

Directions 002/2009

Directions bringing into force HTA codes of practice.

These Directions revoke Directions 002/2006

Directions 002/2009

Directions 001/2009

Directions on licence fee structure for the financial year 2009/10. 

These Directions revoke Directions 001/2007 and 001/2008  

Directions 001/2009

Directions 001/2008

Directions on interim licence fee structure for procurement for human application licences 2008/09

These Directions have been revoked by Directions 001/2009

Directions 001/2008

Directions 004/2007

Directions issued to comply with Regulation 15 (1) of the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007. These Directions come into force on 7 October 2007 and apply only to imports from non European Economic Area (EEA) states. 

These Directions have been revoked by Directions 003/2010

Directions 004/2007

Directions 003/2007

Directions on bringing into force the HTA's Import and Export code of practice

Directions 003/2007

Directions 002/2007

Directions given under the Human Tissue Act 2004 implementing the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 which implement the requirements of the EUTCD (the parent directive) and the European Commission's first and second technical directives of the parent directive.

These Directions have been revoked by Directions 003/2010

Directions 002/2007

Directions 001/2007

Directions on licence fee structure 2006/07 and 2007/08

These Directions have been revoked by Directions 001/2009

Directions 001/2007

Directions 002/2006

Directions bringing into force certain HTA codes of practice.

These Directions have been revoked by Directions 002/2009

Directions 002/2006

Directions 001/2006

Directions implementing the requirements of the EU Tissue and Cells Directive (the parent directive) and the European Commission's first technical directive of the parent directive.

These Directions have revoked by Directions 003/2010

Directions 001/2006