January 18, 2018

Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

On January 17,  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments issued an interim final rule to delay the implementation of the revised Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (“Common Rule”) for six months, until July 19, 2018 to provide regulated entities additional time to make the necessary preparations to implement the revised regulations. This date marks a delay for both the effective and general compliance date of the revised regulations, which were first issued in 1991 and revised on January 19, 2016.  The interim final rule is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018 and can be accessed here.