July 22, 2021 - Letter to the HHS Secretary

The Honorable Xavier Becerra, J.D.
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Dear Mr. Becerra:

On behalf of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), I respectfully submit for your review recommendations relevant to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) human subjects protection regulations at 45 CFR part 46.  This set of recommendations was presented to SACHRP and approved at the meeting held July 21-22, 2021: Considerations on the Principle of Justice in 45 CFR part 46.

On behalf of SACHRP, I would like to thank you for your consideration of these recommendations.  The committee, the Subpart A Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Harmonization have been actively working in pursuit of their charges, and remain dedicated to continuing this work to enhance human subjects protections for the benefit of all Americans.



Douglas S. Diekema, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP)


cc:  Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Executive Secretary, SACHRP
      Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP

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