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We have created separate documents that provide additional guidance for our licensing Standards for Codes B, C, D and E.
For information about temporary body storage in the event of a pandemic outbreak resulting in mass fatalities please go to guidance on temporary body storage arrangements in a pandemic situation
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Since the implementation of the updated Codes of Practice and licensing standards in April 2017, there has been an increase in the amount and severity of shortfalls identified during routine site visit inspections, p
This policy describes the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA’s) policy on the sale of human bodies, body parts and tissue.Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to inform stakeholders of the HTA’s position on the sale of human bodies, body parts or tissue.
When a woman has decided her pregnancy remains are to be returned to her to make her own arrangements but fails to arrange to collect them, the establishment should have a policy in place to manage this.
Since 2010, HTA-licensed establishments in the post mortem sector have been required to notify the HTA of any reportable incidents, including near misses, within five working days of the incident being discovered. Establishments must not wait until any internal review or investigation is...
Consent underpins the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act). This section explains the consent exemptions from the Act.
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, have developed model consent forms, information and guidance for health professionals seeking consent for post mortems on babies who have died before, during or shortly after birth.