42 CFR § 59.6 - What procedures apply to assure the suitability of informational and educational material (print and electronic)?
(a) A grant under this section may be made only upon assurance satisfactory to the Secretary that the project shall provide for the review and approval of informational and educational materials (print and electronic) developed or made available under the project by an Advisory Committee prior to their distribution, to assure that the materials are suitable for the population or community to which they are to be made available and the purposes of Title X of the Act. The project shall not disseminate any such materials which are not approved by the Advisory Committee.
(b) The Advisory Committee referred to in paragraph (a) of this section shall be established as follows:
(1) Size. The committee shall consist of no fewer than five members and up to as many members the recipient determines, except that this provision may be waived by the Secretary for good cause shown.
(2) Composition. The committee shall include individuals broadly representative of the population or community for which the materials are intended (in terms of demographic factors such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics, age, marital status, income, geography, and including but not limited to individuals who belong to underserved communities, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality).
(3) Function. In reviewing materials, the Advisory Committee shall:
(i) Consider the educational, cultural, and diverse backgrounds of individuals to whom the materials are addressed;
(ii) Consider the standards of the population or community to be served with respect to such materials;
(iii) Review the content of the material to assure that the information is factually correct, medically accurate, culturally and linguistically appropriate, inclusive, and trauma informed;
(iv) Determine whether the material is suitable for the population or community to which is to be made available; and
(v) Establish a written record of its determinations.