Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Licensing information

We license more than 800 establishments that store and use human tissue for purposes such as patient treatment, organ transplantation, post mortem examination, research, teaching, and public exhibitions. The information below covers applying for a licence, the roles of people named on a licence, adding new activities to a licence, extending the area of premises being licensed, adding satellite sites and challenging HTA licensing decisions.

This section explains the licensing exemptions from the Human Tissue Act (2004)
Information for regional resilience teams on licensing of emergency mortuaries
This page provided information on the licensing of procurement organisations by the HTA, including the deadline for applying for a licence and the licence fee.
More information about the HTA removal licence including how to apply
For the Anatomy, Organ Donation and Transplantation, Public Display, Research and Post Mortem sectors
Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced licence fee levels for the 2018/19 business year.
All establishments licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 must review their licensing records and complete a compliance update
Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced annual licence fees for 2020/21