Proposed Rule: Request for Information and Comments on Research That Involves Adult Individuals With Impaired Decision-making Capacity Comment Period Deadline Extended

December 5, 2007

Comment Period deadline has been extended to January 14, 2008

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), HHS

Currently, HHS has broad requirements that address the "rights and welfare" of those who are "likely to be vulnerable to coercion or undue influence..." HHS now wants views on whether or not current regulations are enough to protect vulnerable adults and comments on the need for specific additional standards for this population.

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