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Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 4 – Disapplication of sections 3, 6 to 12 and 14 in certain circumstances

7.Section 4 makes clear that none of the relevant provisions of Part 1 of the Act apply in certain circumstances. They do not affect anything done for the purposes of the functions or under the authority of the procurator fiscal. They do not apply in relation to the removal of a body part during a post mortem examination or the subsequent retention and use of the part. They do not apply in relation to the retention of tissue samples or organs removed from a body during an examination carried out for the purposes of, or under the authority, of the procurator fiscal before the coming into force of the relevant provisions in the legislation relating to authorisation. Nor do they apply to the removal, retention or use of part of a deceased person’s body if the person died at least 100 years before section 3 comes into force.

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