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Waivers of Authorization

Schulman IRB - Information for InvestigatorsThe Board will review requests for alteration, waiver or partial waiver of authorization.

Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, a “Covered Entity” may use or disclose Protected Health Information (PHI) for research purposes without authorization from the research participant if the “Covered Entity” obtains proper documentation that an IRB has determined that the alteration or waiver, in whole or in part, satisfies privacy rule requirements.

A “Covered Entity” may request a Partial Waiver of Authorization to use and/or disclose PHI for recruitment purposes. Such recruitment activities may include, but are not limited to, conducting telephone or internet screenings and accessing or creating a recruitment database. Schulman provides forms for requesting an Alteration Or Waiver Of Authorization and for requesting a Partial Waiver Of Authorization For Recruitment Purposes.