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Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 39 – Use of tissue sample which has become part of deceased’s medical records

102.Section 39 provides that where, as a result of receipt of notice under section 38, a tissue sample has become part of the deceased’s medical records, it can be used for specified purposes related to diagnosis and audit without authorisation, and for purposes of education, training or research with appropriate authorisation under Part 3, in accordance with section 42, 43, 44, 45 or as the case may be, 46.

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