Climate Change Project

Table of Contents



<< >> Up Title Contents


HHS has recently promulgated specific regulations for research involving children. These are in addition to the general IRB regulations.

"Children" are persons who have not attained the legal age for consent to treatments or procedures involved in the research, under the applicable law of the jurisdiction in which the research will be conducted.

"Assent" means a child's affirmative agreement to participate in research. Mere failure to object should not, absent affirmative agreement, be construed as assent.

"Permission" means the agreement of parent(s) or guardian to the participation of their child or ward in research.

"Parent" means a child's biological or adoptive parent.

"Guardian" means an individual who is authorized under applicable State or local law to consent on behalf of a child to general medical care. (sec. 45 CFR 46.402)

<< >> Up Title Contents

Law and the Physician Homepage
Copyright 1993 - NOT UPDATED

The Climate Change and Public Health Law Site
The Best on the WWW Since 1995!
Copyright as to non-public domain materials
See DR-KATE.COM for home hurricane and disaster preparation
See WWW.EPR-ART.COM for photography of southern Louisiana and Hurricane Katrina
Professor Edward P. Richards, III, JD, MPH - Webmaster

Provide Website Feedback - https://www.lsu.edu/feedback
Privacy Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/privacy
Accessibility Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility