The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is proposing to amend its regulations (21 CFR Parts 50, 312, and 812) to implement a provision of the 21st
Century Cures Act (Cures Act). This proposed rule, if finalized, would allow an exception from the requirement to obtain informed consent when a clinical investigation poses no more than minimal risk to the human subject and includes appropriate safeguards to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects. The proposed rule, if finalized, would permit an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to waive or alter certain informed consent elements or to waive the requirement to obtain informed consent, under limited conditions, for certain FDA-regulated minimal risk clinical investigations.
Electronic or written comments on this proposed rule must be submitted by January 14, 2019.