Human Tissue Act 1983 No 164
24B Consent and authorisation of principal care
(1) A principal care officer must not give consent under section 23A
or grant an authority under section 24A if:
(a) it appears to the officer, after making such inquiries as are
reasonable in the circumstances, that the deceased child had, during the
child’s lifetime, expressed an objection to the removal of tissue from
the child’s body and had not withdrawn that objection,
(b) the officer has not undertaken the consultation and obtained the
approvals required by the following subsections.
(2) Before determining whether or not to give consent under section
23A or grant an authority under section 24A, the principal care officer is to
use reasonable efforts to consult with such persons as the officer considers
might be appropriate.
(3) If any of the persons consulted is a person whose approval the
principal care officer considers should be obtained before consent is given or
an authority is granted, the officer must not give consent or grant an
authority unless that person approves.
(4) The principal care officer may determine that more than one
person’s approval is required under subsection