Applying the Common Rule to Public Health Agencies: Questions and Tentative Answers About a Separate Regulatory Regime

48 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2004

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James Buehler

Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Scott Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Zita Lazzarini

University of Connecticut Health Center

Abstract

No one questions the importance of protecting human subjects of research, but over the past few years dissatisfaction has surfaced with the manner in which the protection is conferred by the federal regulatory system referred to as "The Common Rule." This paper considers the case for exempting public health agencies from the Common Rule. It finds the case reasonable, and suggests that crafting such an alternative system for public health agencies could suggest ways to improve the Common Rule in other areas of research.

Suggested Citation

Buehler, James and Burris, Scott C. and Lazzarini, Zita, Applying the Common Rule to Public Health Agencies: Questions and Tentative Answers About a Separate Regulatory Regime. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 31, No. 638, 2003, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=511802

James Buehler

Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health ( email )

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Scott C. Burris (Contact Author)

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Zita Lazzarini

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