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Medical school staff are sometimes faced with the challenge of deciding whether the consent given by potential donors, often many years before their death, is valid if it contains colloquial terminology and not the specific terms stated in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (the HT Act).
Codes of Practice
Our Codes of Practice and Standards provide practical guidance to professionals carrying out activities within the scope of the HTA’s remit.
Download these standards as a PDF.
All establishments licensed in our Anatomy, Post Mortem, Public Display and Research sectors are required to provide us with updates of licensing information and to complete a compliance questionnaire.
In the current circumstances, accessing facilities to undertake routine tasks may be difficult. However, HTA-licensed establishments must make sure that they have arrangements in place to maintain the dignity of the deceased.
The HTA was asked if it held statistics on the number of bodies donated to medical schools.