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.

Glossary terms on consent and the use of DNA
  • DNA
On this page you will find information on the licensing requirments under the Human Tissue Act 2004.
  • General licensing
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Licensing
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
Guidance about the HTA seeking patient identifiable information on inspection or when investigating complaints
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA anatomy licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
Position statement on the acceptance of donor consent for anatomical examination
  • Anatomical examination
  • Anatomy
  • Consent
What satellite premises are and who is responsible for managing any HTA-licensed satellite premises.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
HTA position statement on storage of human material for teaching by schools and colleges
  • Anatomy
Licence application guidance
  • General licensing
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Licensing
Position statement on the disposal of anatomical specimens, former anatomical specimens and body parts (including those that have been imported).
  • Anatomical specimen
  • Disposal

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