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PDFWAC 388-04-030

Statement of policy.

(1) No service unit or administrative unit within the department's jurisdiction shall allow, or shall participate in, the conduct of research and related activities unless the plans or protocols for such activities have been reviewed and approved by the department of social and health services human research review board or have been specifically exempted from this review requirement by published departmental guidelines.
(2) It is the intent of the department's human subjects protection policy that review of research and related activities by the review board determine that the rights and welfare of clients, wards, and employees are adequately protected; that risks to individuals are minimized, are not unreasonable and are outweighed by the potential benefits to them or by the knowledge to be gained; and that the proposed project design and methods are adequate and appropriate in the light of stated project purposes.
[WSR 99-15-021, recodified as § 388-04-030, filed 7/12/99, effective 7/12/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.550. WSR 81-17-022 (Order 1687), § 388-10-030, filed 8/12/81.]
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