Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

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Human Tissue (Scotland) Act
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to activities involving human tissue.
Citation2006 asp 4
Territorial extent Scotland
Royal assent16 March 2006
Other legislation
Relates toHuman Tissue Act 2004
Status: Amended
Text of the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

The Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 4) is an Act of the Scottish Parliament to consolidate and overhaul previous legislation regarding the handling of human tissue.

It deals with three distinct uses of human tissue: its donation primarily for the purpose of transplantation, but also for research, education or training and audit; its removal, retention and use following a post-mortem examination; and for the purposes of the Anatomy Act 1984 as amended for Scotland by the 2006 Act.[1]

Its counterpart in the rest of the United Kingdom is the Human Tissue Act 2004.


  1. ^ "Scottish Executive Health Department" (PDF).

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