Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.
Doc No.: PD2011_052
Functional Group - Sub Group:
Corporate Administration - Governance
Clinical/ Patient Services - Human Tissue
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Population Health - Environmental
This document outlines the procedures for the licensing, inspection and regulation of Anatomy facilities conducting anatomical examinations, and provides clear directives to licence holders of acceptable activities and government regulation under the provisions of the licence. The activity of conducting anatomical examination is governed by the Anatomy Act 1977 and regulated by NSW Health.
This policy replaces Section 9 of PD2005_341 Use and Retention of Human Tissue.
Date of Publication: 11 August 2011
Author Branch: Office of the Chief Health Officer
This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Speciality Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals
Audience: Administration, Directors of Clinical Governance & Clinical Operations, Nursing, Mortuary Staff
Distributed to: Divisions of General Practice, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes
Review Date: 11 August 2016
Policy Manual: Patient Matters
File No: 11/2762
File link: Conduct of Anatomical Examinations and Anatomy Licensing in NSW
File size: 213Kb