Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Unlicensed establishments

If we receive information that licensable activities are being carried out without a licence, we will undertake an investigation. If necessary, we will also issue both advice and warnings. If licensable activities are being carried out without a licence, we will normally require the establishment to:

  • suspend activities,
  • apply for a licence, and 
  • transfer material to alternative licensed premises pending the grant of a licence. 

In some cases, a breach of the requirement to hold a licence is also an offence. In these circumstances, we will consider whether the matter should be referred to the police for investigation.

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Last updated on: 7 Apr 2016