Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations: analysis of consultation responses

Analysis of responses to a consultation held on the proposed content of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations.

Proposed Type B list

29. The consultation proposed that the medical procedures listed below should be specified as Type B pre-death procedures.

  • Carrying out radiological imaging which requires moving a patient from their existing location, including:
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Computerised Tomography (CT) scan


  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Transthoracic echocardiography[2]
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Skin biopsy
  • Scraping or swabbing of a body orifice (other than mouth, nostril or ear canal).



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