|(a) Health standards.
(1) Dissection facilities. Dissection areas must be
clean, well ventilated, and well lighted. The floor should be of a
composition that can be easily cleaned and nonskid. Tables and tanks
must be conducive to easy cleaning and to the long-term preservation
(2) Storage facilities. Storage facilities must be
conducive to long-term storage of bodies and conducive to the health
of personnel who must work in the area. It should be of sufficient
size to handle, without undue crowding, the total of one year's use
and receipt of bodies.
(3) Preparation area. The preparation area must be
clean, well ventilated, and well lighted. It must be fully equipped
with table and drain of approved type and the equipment necessary
for satisfactory embalming. All construction must be of a type conducive
to easy cleaning.
(4) Embalming. The embalming formula shall be appropriate
to the long-term preservation of cadavers and will not present a health
hazard to persons dissecting.
(b) Technical support. Member institutions who directly
accept Willed Body Program donations must employ a State of Texas
Licensed Funeral Director to supervise transport of cadavers and anatomical
specimens and a State of Texas Licensed Embalmer to perform embalming
procedures. If the institution is unable to employ these licensed
individuals, they must maintain a current valid contract with a Licensed
Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer to perform these procedures.
(c) Safety standards.
(1) Air exchange. All dissecting and preparation areas
must have sufficient air-handling machinery to provide for not less
than seven full changes of air per hour.
(2) Storage of hazardous chemicals. All hazardous chemicals
shall be stored in a separate and approved facility or area. Explosive
or flammable chemicals must be properly stored.
(3) Dangerous fumes. Particular attention must be given
to holding the concentrations of all dangerous or hazardous fumes
to an absolute minimum. Suitable air-handling equipment, appropriate
storage, and careful handling are essential.
(d) Public welfare.
(1) Visibility. All areas where human bodies are handled
must not be visible from the outside of the building or so located
that the public has ready visibility of transport, preparation, or
dissection in progress.
(2) Accessibility. All areas used for receipt and preparation,
storage, or dissection of human bodies must be inaccessible and inadmissible
to the general public and all unauthorized personnel. All areas must
have appropriate locks. Only personnel concerned with the preparation
of cadavers should have access to storage and preparation areas. Storage
areas should be securely locked at all times when bodies are not being
placed in or removed from storage. Search organizations and forensic
science programs may use anatomical specimens in field locations provided
that those locations are not accessible to the public, and access
is restricted to search organization personnel while the anatomical
specimens are in use.