(1) Residents of a residential facility have a right not to be subjected to experimental
research without the express and informed consent of the resident, if the resident
is able to give consent, and of the resident's parents or guardian or the responsible
person appointed by the court after opportunities for consultation with independent
specialists and with legal counsel.
(2) The proposed research must have been reviewed and approved by the mental disabilities
board of visitors before consent may be sought. Prior to approval, the board shall determine that the 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.
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