[USC03] 42 USC 285l-2: Definitions
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42 USC 285l-2: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on March 24, 2018
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 6A-PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICESUBCHAPTER III-NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTESPart C-Specific Provisions Respecting National Research Institutessubpart 12-national institute of environmental health sciences

§285l–2. Definitions

In sections 285l–2 to 285l–5 of this title:

(1) Alternative test method

The term "alternative test method" means a test method that-

(A) includes any new or revised test method; and

(B)(i) reduces the number of animals required;

(ii) refines procedures to lessen or eliminate pain or distress to animals, or enhances animal well-being; or

(iii) replaces animals with non-animal systems or one animal species with a phylogenetically lower animal species, such as replacing a mammal with an invertebrate.

(2) ICCVAM test recommendation

The term "ICCVAM test recommendation" means a summary report prepared by the ICCVAM characterizing the results of a scientific expert peer review of a test method.

( Pub. L. 106–545, §2, Dec. 19, 2000, 114 Stat. 2721 .)


Section was enacted as part of the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000, and not as part of the Public Health Service Act which comprises this chapter.