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The Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Maintenance of Records and Supply of Information Regarding the Removal and Use of Body Parts) Regulations 2006

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Records to be maintained by registered medical practitioner who removes body parts for transplantation

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2.—(1) A registered medical practitioner who has removed a body part for transplantation shall compile and maintain records in accordance with this regulation.

(2) Records shall be compiled in a permanent form in accordance with this regulation in relation to each body part which is removed for transplantation.

(3) Where the donor was living at the time of the removal of the donor’s body part, the records compiled in accordance with paragraph (2) shall be maintained for a period of–

(a)six years beginning with the date on which the body part is removed for transplantation; or

(b)three years beginning with the date on which the donor died (even although the donor dies after the expiry of that six year period),

whichever is the later date.

(4) Where the donor was deceased at the time of the removal of the donor’s body part, the records compiled in accordance with paragraph (2) shall be maintained for a period of six years beginning with the date on which the body part is removed for transplantation.

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