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Some schools and colleges store human material for use in teaching. Such specimens could include cells on a microscope slide, specimens preserved in formalin, skulls, and partial or complete skeletons.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (‘the HT Act’), human material which contains cells is...
The HTA has produced a model consent form for professionals seeking consent for an adult or child's post mortem. There is also guidance for the families of the deceased.
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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The HTA's Histopathology Working Group highlighted the need for guidance to licensed mortuaries on how to formalise agreements with funeral directors. The HTA selected an agreement between Bristol City Council and a contractor as an example of best practice in drafting such an agreement.
The HTA has updated its protocol to ensure the provision of forensic pathology services in the event of regulatory action taken in England and Wales.
Issued 13 June 2008