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For human research, Florida Department of Health gets ‘gold seal’

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The Florida Department of Health was the first health agency in the nation to earn the “gold seal” from a nationally recognized accrediting agency for its protocols involving human research. On Wednesday members of the Department of Health’s Institutional Review Board met in Tallahassee to discuss ways the state can improve its Human Research Protection Program in order to keep its accreditation. The focus of the meeting was specifically on obtaining consent from children who are involved in research and…

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