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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 16. Department of Corrections
Chapter 20. Regulations for Human Subject Research

6VAC16-20-100. Waiver of signed voluntary informed consent form.

A. The HSRRC may waive the requirement for the researcher to obtain a signed voluntary informed consent form for some or all participants in a research project if it finds that the only record linking the participant and the research would be the consent form and that the principal risk would be potentially harmful resulting from a breach of confidentiality.

B. Each participant will be asked whether the participant wants documentation linking the participant to the research, and the participant's wishes will govern.

C. In cases where the documentation requirement is waived, the HSRRC shall require the researcher to provide participants with a written statement explaining the research.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2023.

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