Relevant IRB policies/procedures:
Emergency Treatment Notification (ETN) is handled jointly by either the FHCRC IRB or the University of Washington's Human Subjects Division, depending on the activity.
For further information, please visit the University of Washington's Human Subjects webpage at http://www.washington.edu/research/hsd/hsdman3.html#III-e
Specific procedures are described in the IRB policy/procedure on Emergency Treatment Notification (Policy 2.4). [pdf]
Note: Whenever emergency care is initiated without prior IRB review and approval, the patient may not be considered to be a research subject. Such emergency care may not be claimed as research, nor may the outcome of such care be included in any report of a research activity. It is also the policy of the FHCRC IRB that whenever emergency use of a test article is initiated without prior IRB review and approval, it is considered research and the patient is considered to be a research subject. For more information, please see http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/hsdc91-01.htm.