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PE1911: Review of Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 as it relates to post-mortems

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 and relevant guidance to ensure that all post-mortems—

  • can only be carried out with permission of the next of kin;
  • do not routinely remove brains; and
  • offer tissues and samples to next of kin as a matter of course.

Petitioner: Ann McNair

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 11 October 2021

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