Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Roles and Responsibilities

Role of Designated Individual

Designated Individuals have a key role to play in implementing the requirements of the HT Act. 

They are the person under whose supervision the licensed activity is authorised to be carried out. They have the primary (legal) responsibility under Section 18 of the Human Tissue Act to secure:

  1. that suitable practices are used in undertaking the licensed activity;
  2. that other persons working under the licence are suitable and;
  3. that the conditions of the licence are complied with.

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Role of Licence Holder

The role of Licence Holder does not impose the duties that are expected of the DI. However, this is still an important role for HTA licences. 

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