Section 9: Existing Holdings
26.This section deals with 'existing holdings', namely, a body, or relevant material, which is already held for use for a scheduled purpose when the new regime comes into force. In such a case, the effect of the section is that use, or storage for use, for a scheduled purpose is authorised under section 1(1) without the need for appropriate consent. However, this does not apply to storage and use of bodies or material in relation to which there is an authority under the Anatomy Act 1984 and where the anatomical examination is not concluded before the Act comes into force. Such bodies and material are dealt with in section 10. The code of practice to be issued by the HTA under section 26 will deal with the storage, use and disposal of existing holdings.