Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Licensing information

We license more than 800 establishments that store and use human tissue for purposes such as patient treatment, organ transplantation, post mortem examination, research, teaching, and public exhibitions. The information below covers applying for a licence, the roles of people named on a licence, adding new activities to a licence, extending the area of premises being licensed, adding satellite sites and challenging HTA licensing decisions.

This section contains guidance about when an HTA licence is required and which application form you need to complete.
What activities require a licence from the HTA under the HT Act and how to apply for a licence
What satellite premises are and who is responsible for managing any HTA-licensed satellite premises.
This section provides details on how to make changes to your licence. It can take up to 20 working days to assess a completed variation request and issue new licensing certificates, so please ensure that any request is submitted sufficiently in advance of
Information about challenging an HTA licensing decision
On this page you will find information on the licensing requirments under the Human Tissue Act 2004.
Designated Individuals and Licence Holders both play key roles in the licensing arrangements under the Human Tissue Act (2004). This section explains the roles and responsibilities of these individuals.
Information on the licensing requirements under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations).
Here you will find information on Designated Individuals (DIs) and Licence Holders (LHs) under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007

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