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SECTION 2442
Informed consent
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 24-A
§ 2442. Informed consent. No human research may be conducted in this
state in the absence of the voluntary informed consent subscribed to in
writing by the human subject. If the human subject be a minor, such
consent shall be subscribed to in writing by the minor's parent or legal
guardian. If the human subject be otherwise legally unable to render
consent, such consent shall be subscribed to in writing by such other
person as may be legally empowered to act on behalf of the human
subject. No such voluntary informed consent shall include any language
through which the human subject waives, or appears to waive, any of his
legal rights, including any release of any individual, institution or
agency, or any agents thereof, from liability for negligence.