Note: Unlikely to be relevant for museum display of archaeologically
recovered remains (see the 100 year exemption) but may be relevant if
displaying any modern comparative samples of bones etc.
Consultation on the draft Code of Practice on public display of human
bodies, body parts and human tissue by the Human Tissue Authority
Monday 15 May 2006
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is about to embark on a consultation on
its draft Code of Practice on public display of human bodies, body parts
and human tissue. The HTA will start licensing under the public display
provisions of its Act from 1 September 2006, and this Code of Practice
will provide guidance the sector needs to comply with the requirements.
The consultation will close on 28 June. HTA is also planning a
consultation event in London on 22 June, to feed into the process.
Establishments displaying human bodies, body parts and human tissue less
than 100 years old will require a licence from the HTA to operate
lawfully after 1 September 2006. A Guide to licensing for Designated
Individuals and Licence Holders is also available online, as is the
Compliance report (which includes the standards required).
The draft Code of Practice will be available online at:
www.hta.gov.uk/consult from 15 May.
People who identify themselves as a potential DI (the person who
supervises compliance with the licensing arrangements under the Human
Tissue Act), should please contact HTA at: [log in to unmask]
Consultation on the first five Codes of Practice led to more than 100
responses and more than 100 people attended our workshops. They are
currently online at: http://www.hta.gov.uk/regulation/codes/
For more general information on the HTA, see the leaflet at:
For more information, please contact Mandip Kaur at:
[log in to unmask] , or phone 0207 211 3414.
Contact Name: Mandip Kaur
Contact Tel: 0207 211 3414
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]