Guidelines - Use of Human Anatomical Material

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The purpose of the Appropriate Use of Human Anatomical Material Policy is:

  1. to establish guidelines to account for all human anatomical material from deceased individuals during initial procurement and use through proper disposal/disposition;
  2. to ensure that use of human anatomical material meets Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, and other state and federal regulatory standards for the safe and ethical treatment of human anatomical material;
  3. to ensure proper handling of human anatomical material; and
  4. to protect individuals handling or transporting human anatomical material/specimens from potential exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


The Compliance Officer of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) shall be responsible for implementing and monitoring compliance with this policy.


Appropriate Use of Human Anatomical Material Policy #8007