Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Do I need a licence?

Do I need a licence under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007?

  • Please use this flowchart to determine whether you need to apply for a licence.
  • If the answer is yes, you will need to read the Human Application sector guidance document and complete the Human Application sector licence application form. You can access these documents here.

 Do I need a licence to carry out an anatomical examination or store anatomical specimens?

  • Please use this flowchart to determine whether you need to apply for a licence.
  • If the answer is yes, you will need to read the Anatomy sector guidance document and complete the Anatomy sector licence application form. You can access these documents here.

Do I need a licence to carry out a post mortem or remove relevant material from a deceased person?

  • Please use this flowchart to determine whether you need to apply for a licence.
  • If the answer is yes, you will need to read the Post Mortem sector guidance document and complete the Post Mortem sector licence application form. You can access these documents here.

Do I need a licence to display a body of a deceased person or relevant material from a deceased person?

  • Please use this flowchart to determine whether you need to apply for a licence.
  • If the answer is yes, you will need to read the Anatomy sector guidance document and complete the Anatomy sector licence application form. You can access these documents here.

Do I need a licence to store material other than for the activities listed above?

  • Please use this flowchart to determine whether you need to apply for a licence.
  • If the answer is yes, you will need to read the guidance document and complete the application form for the sector(s) most applicable to the activities carried out by your establishment. You can access these documents here.

Updated: May 2012

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