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The HTA is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), established by the Human Tissue Act 2004.
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).
The HTA was asked whether there is an accessible document which has all of the HTA-related Regulations and Standards.
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While the Executive implements this Strategy by way of business plans, there are a number of mechanisms in place by which the Authority steers, scrutinises and reviews performance.
The Authority – the HTA’s non-executive board – is made-up of a Chair and eleven Members:
The Authority is made up of a Chair and eleven Members:
It is important that the AAs are independent of the transplant unit, the donor, person consenting on behalf of the donor and recipient.
All donors who lack competence or capacity to consent for themselves, along with the recipient and the person consenting on the donor’s behalf are required to see an Accredited Assessor (AA) is trained and accredited by the HTA. The clinician responsible for the donor must make a written...