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The Human Tissue Act covers primarily England, Wales and Northern Ireland; only section 45 and schedule 4 of the Human Tissue Act include Scotland. There is separate legislation in Scotland – the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 – and the HTA performs certain tasks on behalf of the Scottish...
The McCracken review looked at how the HTA and HFEA could be more efficient. The HTA has fully incorporated its recommendations.
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The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is the national independent regulator for organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
Accuracy of informationPlease note the following: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed and the information provided does not constitute legal or other professional advice.
The HTA routinely responds to consultations about issues which fall inside our regulatory remit.
As a regulator, transparency is not only an aspiration and value, but a statutory duty under the Human Tissue Act. It is also a priority for the Department of Health and Government more generally.