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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

22VAC30-40-90. Expedited review procedures for certain kinds of research involving no more than minimal risk, and for minor changes in approved research.

A. The HRRC may use the expedited review procedure for categories of research that are listed in 63 FR 60364-60367 where one or more of the following apply:

1. Some or all of the research appearing on the list and found by the reviewer to involve no more than minimal risk.

2. Minor changes in previously approved research during the period of one year or less for which approval is authorized; or

3. Research for which limited review is a condition of exemption under 22VAC30-40-80 B 3, 22VAC30-40-80 C 1 c, and 22VAC30-40-80 G and H.

Under an expedited review procedure, the review may be carried out by the HRRC chairperson or by one or more experienced reviewers designated by the chairperson from among members of the HRRC. In reviewing the research, reviewers may exercise all of the authorities of the HRRC except that reviewers may not disapprove the research. A research proposal may be disapproved only after review by a convened meeting of the HRRC in which a quorum is present and in accordance with procedure set forth in 22VAC30-40-70.

B. When an expedited review procedure is used, the HRRC shall adopt a method for keeping all members advised of research proposals approved under the expedited review procedure.

C. The commissioner may restrict, suspend, terminate, or choose not to authorize the HRRC's use of the expedited review procedure.

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 36, Issue 17, eff. May 14, 2020; Errata, 37:22 VA.R. 3449 June 21, 2021.

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