Executive Order 12975: Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission [open pdf - 49KB]
Alternate Title: EO 12975: Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: (a) Each executive branch department and agency that conducts, supports, or regulates research involving human subjects shall promptly review the protections of the rights and welfare of human research subjects that are afforded by the department's or agency's existing policies and procedures. In conducting this review, departments and agencies shall take account of the recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments."
Executive Order 12975; EO 12975
Federal Register: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/
Federal Register (October 5, 1995), v.60 no.193, p.52063-52065