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Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 3 – Use of body of deceased person for transplantation, research etc

6.Section 3 provides that a part of a deceased person’s body can be removed after that person’s death and used for all or any of the purposes of transplantation, research, education or training or audit. The removal of the body part must have been authorised appropriately, in terms of section 6, 7, 9, 10 or 11, and must be undertaken either by a registered medical practitioner or by someone who is authorised to do so in accordance with regulations made by the Scottish Ministers (section 12(1)). The other requirements of section 12 must also have been satisfied.

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