Updated HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI) guidance
Our regulation of the Post Mortem sector focuses on working with establishments to help them deliver services that are of high quality, and that have systems in place to mitigate the risks of incidents occurring.
Licensed establishments in the Post Mortem sector are required to notify the HTA within five working days of a serious incident or ‘near miss’ occurring or being discovered. For HTA reporting purposes, a serious incident is anything that falls within the HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI) classifications. There are currently 17 different HTARI classifications.
Those relating to organs and tissue have been updated to include tissue blocks and slides. In addition, we have reviewed and updated the ‘further information’ section for some of the classifications.
The updated guidance for reporting and managing HTARIs also provides advice and guidance to establishments on processes to report and manage incidents.
We have also updated guidance on submitting HTARI reports through the HTA portal.
You can find both documents on our HTARI webpage by following the link below.