Published on 27 Sep 2022
Human Tissue Authority publishes an updated version of Post-mortem Examination Licensing Standards and Guidance
- Post mortem
Today we’ve published an updated version of Post-mortem Examination Licensing Standards and Guidance, following engagement with key stakeholders across the post-mortem sector.
One of our guiding principles is the vital importance of dignity. Maintaining the dignity of the deceased is a significant factor in how our standards and guidance should be applied. We’ve updated sections of the guidance to reinforce the importance of establishments considering all risks to the dignity of the deceased.
We completed a thorough internal review of the wording of, and guidance associated with, 7 specific licensing standards. These standards are broadly concerned with effective control and monitoring of access, storage arrangements that maintain the dignity of the deceased, and oversight of visitors and contractors.
If you have any questions about the guidance please get in touch.