Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 135-7-.06 - Research

(1) The licensee recognizes that research activities must be conducted with full respect for the rights and dignity of participants and with full concern for their welfare. Participation in research must be voluntary unless it can be demonstrated that involuntary participation will have no harmful effects on the subjects and is essential to the investigation.
(2) Unprofessional conduct includes, but is not limited to:
(a) failing to consider carefully the possible consequences for human beings participating in the research;
(b) failing to protect each research participant from unwarranted physical and mental harm;
(c) failing to ascertain that the consent of the research participant is voluntary and informed;
(d) failing to treat information obtained through research as confidential;
(e) knowingly reporting distorted, erroneous, or misleading information.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 135-7-.06
O.C.G.A. Sec. 43-7A-5(d).
Original Rule entitled "Research" was filed on Oct. 19, 1987; eff. Nov. 8, 1987. Repealed: New Rule, same title, adopted. F. Feb. 28, 2000; eff. Mar. 19, 2000.

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