At Muizelaar's direction, the letter states, Schrot got IRB permission to move forward on Patient No. 1 with a "one-time procedure" that was "not associated with any research aim," the letter states.
University documents show that the physicians believed they had been given the go-ahead for all three surgeries, but officials later determined that they had been misinformed or were misunderstood by the doctors.
Special Faculty Permit under Section 2168 of the Business and Professions Code:
An internationally trained physician, who is sponsored by the dean of a California medical school and has been recognized as academically eminent in their field of specialty by the Medical Board of California, may be issued a Special Faculty Permit under Section 2168 of the Business and Professions Code. This permit authorizes the physician to practice, with all the rights and privileges of a California medical license, only in the sponsoring medical school and its formally affiliated hospitals.
Then I read that. Yeah, you would really need to restrict (if not abolish) this kind of thing. The initial discovery phase stuff to people who are rather emotionally stable (and on death's door) and capable of giving informed consent and not just, you know, consent.
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