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.
Information about challenging an HTA licensing decision
On this page you will find information on the licensing requirments under the Human Tissue Act 2004.
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
This section explains the licensing exemptions from the Human Tissue Act (2004)
Information for regional resilience teams on licensing of emergency mortuaries

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