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Bioethical Malpractice: Risk and Responsibility in Human Research


Barbara A. Noah


Western New England University School of Law

2004

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 175, 2004

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This Article provides an overview of Institutional Review Board (IRB) operations, reviews the sources of regulatory guidance, and examines the weaknesses of the existing system for the protection of human research subjects. It then discusses the scant case law relating to IRB negligence in the protection of human research subjects and explores some hypothetical circumstances under which it may be appropriate to hold a board accountable for injuries to clinical trial participants. Finally, this Article considers the potential consequences of expanded IRB liability, concluding that tort law sometimes may serve an important function as a catalyst to regulatory reform when professional self-regulation and governmental supervision fail.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 67

Keywords: bioethics, human research, malpractice

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Date posted: January 12, 2012 ; Last revised: January 19, 2012

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Noah, Barbara A., Bioethical Malpractice: Risk and Responsibility in Human Research (2004). Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 175, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1983444

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Springfield, MA 01119
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