The HTA is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). As a statutory body the core of what the HTA does is laid down in four pieces of legislation. These are: 

These laws ensure human tissue is used safely and ethically, with proper consent.

Our aim is to ensure these laws are followed by setting standards that are clear and reasonable, and in which the public and professionals can have confidence. We help people to understand these requirements by providing Codes of Practice and other advice, guidance and support.

Test your knowledge

You can test your knowledge on the HT Act and our Codes of Practice by taking part in our online quizzes.