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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Conduct of Human Research [12 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Provides guidance on how to conduct human research that is associated with the agency.
State Authority 32.1-12.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Whether these standards continue to protect the rights and welfare of participants in any medical research projects conducted or authorized by the department and any facility operated, funded, or licensed by the department.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Capps  / Sr. Policy Analyst
Address: James Madison Building
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804) 864-7190    FAX: (804)864-7022    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulations Based on Results of Periodic Review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/14/2016.
Exempt Action to Revise
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/31/2010.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0020 Update Following Periodic Review
Exempt Action to Revise

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/7/2022 Agency Completed Amend
5/4/2018 Agency Completed Retain As Is
1/9/2012 Agency Completed Amend
11/7/2007 Agency Completed Amend