Regulatory Policies and Governing Bodies

U.S. FDAProtects public health by ensuring safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biologic products, and medical devices
CFROrganizes rules published by U.S. federal government departments and agencies; is divided into 50 titles
NRCEnsures safe use of radioactive materials
Joint CommissionSets standards and accredits health-care organizations in United States
HIPAAProvides data privacy and security for safeguarding medical information
OSHASets and enforces workplace safety
OHRPProtects human subjects and provides leadership in biomedical and behavioral research
WHOPromotes healthy lives and well-being for all people
ICHPromotes public health safety through international harmonization