(Added Pub. L. 98–209, § 8(a),Dec. 6, 1983, 97 Stat. 1403.)
Section effective first day of eighth calendar month beginning after Dec. 6, 1983, but not applicable to any offense committed before that date and not to be construed to invalidate the prosecution of any offense committed before that date, see section 12(a)(1), (5) ofPub. L. 98–209
, set out as an Effective Date of 1983 Amendment note under section
of this title.
Procedures for Forensic Examination of Certain Physiological Evidence
Pub. L. 100–180
, div. A, title XII, § 1248,Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1166
, provided that:
“(a) Establishment of Procedures.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish procedures to ensure that whenever, in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by or for a military department, a physiological specimen is obtained from a person for the purpose of determining whether that person has used a controlled substance—
“(1) the specimen is in a condition that is suitable for forensic examination when delivered to a forensic laboratory; and
“(2) the investigative agency that submits the specimen to the laboratory receives a written statement of the results of the forensic examination from the laboratory within such period as is necessary to use such results in a court-martial or other criminal proceeding resulting from the investigation.
“(b) Transportation of Specimens.—The procedures prescribed under subsection (a)—
“(1) shall ensure that physiological specimens are preserved and transported in accordance with valid medical and forensic practices; and
“(2) insofar as practicable, shall require transportation of the specimen to an appropriate laboratory by the most expeditious means necessary to carry out the requirement in subsection (a)(1).
“(c) Tests for Use of LSD.—Procedures established under subsection (a) shall ensure that whenever the controlled substance with respect to which a physiological specimen is to be examined is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), the specimen is submitted to a forensic laboratory that is capable of determining with a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, on the basis of the examination of that specimen, whether the person providing the specimen has used lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
“(d) Rule of Construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed as providing a basis, that is not otherwise available in law, for a defense to a charge or a motion for exclusion of evidence or other appropriate relief in any criminal or administrative proceeding.
“(e) Controlled Substances Covered.—For purposes of this section, a controlled substance is a substance described in section
, United States Code.
“(f) Report.—Not later than March 1, 1988, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives, a report describing the procedures established under this section.”