(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.
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
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Repealed: New Rule, same title, adopted.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.