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 section explains the licensing exemptions from the Human Tissue Act (2004)
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Glossary terms on consent and the use of DNA
  • DNA
HTA policy on the steps transplant units should take to prepare living organ donors when it is not possible to transplant their organ
  • Transplants
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Living organ donation
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
HTA's current position on the absence of a presumed genetic relationship
  • Transplants
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Living organ donation
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
What satellite premises are and who is responsible for managing any HTA-licensed satellite premises.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Position statement on the acceptance of donor consent for anatomical examination
  • Anatomical examination
  • Anatomy
  • Consent

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