AHLA Institutional Review Boards (AHLA Members)

ebook A Primer

By American Health Lawyers Association

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The newly revised and expanded Second Edition of Institutional Review Boards: A Primer outlines the regulatory requirements and legal challenges associated with the evolving area of human subject research, and presents a thorough discussion of the role that institutional review boards serve in this area. This useful guide not only explains the difference between the various regulations that govern human subject research, it also details the steps to take to set up an institutional review board that can adequately perform its role.

Highlights include:

  • Five new chapters that cover topics such as using independent IRBs, children in research, payments to research subjects, clinical trial billing, and tissue and data repositories for research;
  • Discussion of important considerations that help define the review boards' role and regulatory requirements, including questions of registration, purpose, the necessary review process, and appropriate written procedures for prompt reporting of adverse events;
  • Thorough coverage of the elements of informed consent, the additional factors that must be considered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and permissible use of protected health information (PHI);
  • Analysis of case law involving well-publicized incidents of research misconduct;
  • Examples of typical areas of noncompliance, practical advice to avoid them, and a discussion of the critical role that in-house counsel can play in minimizing incidents;
  • Numerous exhibits that serve as examples of human subject research documents, including sample checklists addressing protocol review and consent, a sample HIPAA authorization, and conflict of interest disclosure forms; and
  • A searchable CD-ROM containing the full text of the guide with valuable forms and checklists in MS Word format.

    AUTHORS: Teresa A. Williams, Esq., Richard G. Korman, Esq., Janet M. Lis, Esq., Melinda G. Murray, Esq.

    Kate Bowen, Esq., Amy L. Bradshaw, Esq., Tara Cowell, Esq., Amy Dow, Esq., Kimberly H. Gillespie, JD, MPA, Jennifer R. Henderson, Esq., Marta J. Hoffman, Esq., Veronica A. Marsich, Esq., Tamara J. O'Black, Kay M. Perry, Esq., Carol A. Poindexter, Esq., Stacey Ries, RN, Esq., Martha C. Romney, MS, JD, MPH, Jennifer Sharp, Esq., Sarah Shulman Swank, Esq., Alexandra E. Trinkoff, Esq., Leah A. Voigt, Esq., and Catherine M. With, JD, LLM

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    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included.

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