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The law affecting body donation (the Human Tissue Act 2004) came into force on 1 September 2006. It allows documented and valid consent for body donation made under the old law to be honoured.
Depending on the licensable activity there could be 10 statutory conditions. There may be 6-18 standard conditions. There could be as many as 10 additional conditions.
Please be aware that body donations are affected due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
As this situation is likely to continue for an unknown period of time, donors should ensure that they have an alternative funeral plan should their body donation not be accepted.
There are two stages: representation and formal appeal. The HTA will produce standard operating procedures for both these processes.
The requirement for an HTA licence is not dependent on the amount of activity, but on whether an activity is ever carried out. If your establishment is involved, or wants to become involved, in the collection of cord blood intended for future treatment then you will require an HTA licence.
The Government has set out the need for greater transparency to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help reduce the deficit and achieve better value for money.