Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–1305.09. Experimental research.

Persons shall have a right not to be subjected to experimental research without the express and informed consent of the person, or if the person cannot give informed consent, of the person’s parent or guardian. Such proposed research shall first have been reviewed and approved by the Department on Disability Services before such consent shall be sought. Prior to such approval, the Department shall determine that such research complies with the principles of the statement on the use of human subjects for research of the American Association on Mental Deficiency and with the principles for research involving human subjects required by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for projects supported by that agency.