Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

The filter and search function on this page allows you to refine down the full list of guidance that we provide for professionals to find specific items. Common searches for the HTA codes of practice and standards, licensing, fees and inspection information or for specific information for each of our regulated sectors can be found using the menu items above.

What satellite premises are and who is responsible for managing any HTA-licensed satellite premises.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
This page provided information on the licensing of procurement organisations by the HTA, including the deadline for applying for a licence and the licence fee.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Procurement
HTA's current position on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship
  • Transplants
This page provides guidance on when DNA analysis may be used, for obtaining scientific or medical information about the person whose body manufactured the DNA, even if their consent has not been obtained. This page also provides information about how esta
  • DNA
Position statement on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
Licence application guidance
  • Licensing
  • General licensing
  • Human Tissue Act
Information on the licensing requirements under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations).
  • General licensing
About Independent Assessors, including how to become an Independent Assessor
  • Transplants
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA anatomy licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA post mortem licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing

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