Managing scientific uncertainty in health legislation

W. Lipworth*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Legislation and regulation of biomedical research is seldom a one-off process since biomedical science evolves rapidly, dynamically and often unpredictably. This paper discusses the challenges faced by regulators who need to produce legislation and policy in rapidly changing fields and outlines some practical suggestions for managing law reform and policy-making under these circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • legislation
  • ethics
  • peer review
  • discourse
  • SUSCEPTIBILITY
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • QUALITY
  • SCIENCE
  • DISEASE

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