Human Tissue Act 2004

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Removal, storage and use of human organs and other tissue for scheduled purposes

    1. 1.Authorisation of activities for scheduled purposes

    2. 2.“Appropriate consent”: children

    3. 3.“Appropriate consent”: adults

    4. 4.Nominated representatives

    5. 5.Prohibition of activities without consent etc.

    6. 6.Activities involving material from adults who lack capacity to consent

    7. 7.Powers to dispense with need for consent

    8. 8.Restriction of activities in relation to donated material

    9. 9.Existing holdings

    10. 10.Existing anatomical specimens

    11. 11.Coroners

    12. 12.Interpretation of Part 1

  3. Part 2 Regulation of activities involving human tissue

    1. The Human Tissue Authority

      1. 13.The Human Tissue Authority

      2. 14.Remit

      3. 15.General functions

    2. Licensing

      1. 16.Licence requirement

      2. 17.Persons to whom licence applies

      3. 18.Duty of the designated individual

      4. 19.Right to reconsideration of licensing decisions

      5. 20.Appeals committees

      6. 21.Procedure on reconsideration

      7. 22.Appeal on point of law

      8. 23.Conduct of licensed activities

      9. 24.Changes of licence circumstance

      10. 25.Breach of licence requirement

    3. Codes of practice

      1. 26.Preparation of codes

      2. 27.Provision with respect to consent

      3. 28.Effect of codes

      4. 29.Approval of codes

    4. Anatomy

      1. 30.Possession of anatomical specimens away from licensed premises

      2. 31.Possession of former anatomical specimens away from licensed premises

    5. Trafficking

      1. 32.Prohibition of commercial dealings in human material for transplantation

    6. Transplants

      1. 33.Restriction on transplants involving a live donor

      2. 34.Information about transplant operations

    7. General

      1. 35.Agency arrangements and provision of services

      2. 36.Annual report

      3. 37.Directions

      4. 38.Duties in relation to carrying out functions

    8. Exceptions

      1. 39.Criminal justice purposes

      2. 40.Religious relics

    9. Supplementary

      1. 41.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 3 Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 42.Power of Human Tissue Authority to assist other public authorities

      2. 43.Preservation for transplantation

      3. 44.Surplus tissue

      4. 45.Non-consensual analysis of DNA

      5. 46.Power to give effect to Community obligations

      6. 47.Power to de-accession human remains

    2. General

      1. 48.Powers of inspection, entry, search and seizure

      2. 49.Offences by bodies corporate

      3. 50.Prosecutions

      4. 51.Offences: Northern Ireland

      5. 52.Orders and regulations

      6. 53.“Relevant material”

      7. 54.General interpretation

      8. 55.Financial provisions

      9. 56.Consequential amendments

      10. 57.Repeals and revocations

      11. 58.Transition

      12. 59.Extent

      13. 60.Commencement

      14. 61.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Scheduled purposes

      1. Part 1 Purposes requiring consent: general

      2. Part 2 Purposes requiring consent: deceased persons

    2. Schedule 2

      The Human Tissue Authority

    3. Schedule 3

      Licences for the purposes of section 16

    4. Schedule 4

      Section 45: supplementary

      1. Part 1 Qualifying consent

      2. Part 2 Use for an excepted purpose

    5. Schedule 5

      Powers of inspection, entry, search and seizure

    6. Schedule 6

      Consequential amendments

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals and revocations

      1. Part 1 Repeals

      2. Part 2 Revocations