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.

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
Medfor Femoral Head Storage Pots (S400).
On this page you will find information on the licensing requirments under the Human Tissue Act 2004.
  • General licensing
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Licensing
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA anatomy licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
Traceability of stem cells distributed by Advanced Cell Therapeutics / Biomark / CellTech / BioCells
Guidance about the HTA seeking patient identifiable information on inspection or when investigating complaints
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
Position statement on the acceptance of donor consent for anatomical examination
  • Anatomical examination
  • Anatomy
  • Consent
In this section you can read regulatory alerts issued by the Human Tissue Authority to licensed establishments.
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


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