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HHS Research Rule Remains on Hold as Deadline Nears

Sept. 27, 2017, 9:46 PM

Carve outs to a major research rule, including upcoming exemptions for HIPAA-regulated data and a requirement to streamline research reviews, will go before a federal advisory panel.

The meeting is the last in 2017 for the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). The agenda in the meeting notice, published in the Sept. 27 Federal Register (82 Fed. Reg. 45,033), includes proposed recommendations on how to implement a new exemption from the Common Rule requirements for biospecimens and other data already protected by the privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ...