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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 40. Protections of Participants in Human Research

22VAC30-40-50. Certification process.

A. No later than 45 days after the end of each state fiscal year, the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, area agencies on aging, sheltered workshops, and independent living centers shall send a written report to the commissioner giving assurance that either all human subjects research conducted during the fiscal year was reviewed and approved by the department's HRRC prior to implementation of that research or that no human subjects research was conducted during that state fiscal year.

B. At the time that the research is approved by the HRRC, the HRRC chairperson shall send to the commissioner a description of the research project to be undertaken, which shall include a statement of the criteria for inclusion of prospective human subjects in the research project, a description of what will be done to prospective human subjects, and the type of review performed by the HRRC.

C. The commissioner may inspect the records of the department's HRRC.

D. The HRRC shall have authority to suspend or terminate approval of research that is not being conducted in accordance with the HRRC's requirements or that has been associated with unexpected serious harm to subjects. Any suspension or termination of approval shall include a statement of the reasons for the HRRC's action and shall be reported promptly to the research investigator, the commissioner, the heads of other appropriate covered entities, and in the case of cooperative research, the institutional officials responsible for human subjects research.

E. Research covered by this chapter that has been approved by the HRRC may be subject to further appropriate review and approval or disapproval by officials of the covered entities. However, those officials shall not approve the research if the research has not been approved by the HRRC.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-131 and 51.5-132 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. July 22, 2009; Volume 31, Issue 21, eff. July 15, 2015; Volume 36, Issue 17, eff. May 14, 2020; Volume 37, Issue 4, eff. November 12, 2020.

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