RULE 004.00.20-092 - AR 854 Research and Experimentation

RULE 004.00.20-092. AR 854 Research and Experimentation

I. AUTHORITY:

The Board of Correction and Community Punishment is vested with the authority to promulgate this administrative rule by Arkansas Code Annotated ยงยง 12-27-105.

II. POLICY:

It is the policy of the Department to prohibit inmates from participating in medical and/or pharmaceutical testing for experimental or research purposes and to allow research in criminal behavior. Research related to criminal behavior may be allowed to the extent that it is consistent with the mission and vision of the Arkansas Department of Correction.

III. EXPLANATION:

A. There will be no medical or pharmaceutical experimentation or testing involving inmates of the Arkansas Department of Correction.

B. This rule does not preclude the use of any pharmaceutical or medical procedure which is classified by Public Health Authorities or F.D.A. as in the experimental stage, when it can be instrumental in the treatment of any disease or condition as indicated by proper medical procedure.

C. All requests for voluntary inmate participation in non-medical, non-pharmaceutical and non-cosmetic research programs will be referred to the Management Team. The team will review the proposal for content and methodology. The results of the review along with other pertinent information will be submitted to the Director for approval or disapproval. Information Systems Division will retain information on all research programs approved.

Board Approval Date: 10/21/96

Effective Date: 11/1/96

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 11/1/1996)

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