Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Model agreement between mortuaries and funeral directors for the removal of bodies

The HTA's Histopathology Working Group highlighted the need for guidance to licensed mortuaries on how to formalise agreements with funeral directors. The HTA selected an agreement between Bristol City Council and a contractor as an example of best practice in drafting such an agreement. The commercially sensitive details have been redacted, but the structure and content of the document remains clear:

This agreement from one of our licensed establishments is considered a good example (PDF).

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Last updated on: 8 Jan 2015