This article discusses the conceptual, legal, and practical distinctions between public health practice and human subjects research, proposing a two-stage process to better classify activities that involve the collection of individually identifiable health information as public health practice or research. Public health authorities, institutional review boards, and others must determine whether public health activities are classified as research or public health practice to comply with the federal Common Rule governing human subjects research, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and other federal, state, and local laws.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy