10 U.S. Code § 915 - Art. 115. Malingering

Any person subject to this chapter who for the purpose of avoiding work, duty, or service—
(1)
feigns illness, physical disablement, mental lapse or derangement; or
(2)
intentionally inflicts self-injury;
shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 72; Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LX, § 5427, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2948.)
Amendment of Section

Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LX, § 5427, title LXIII, § 5542, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2948, 2967, and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, Mar. 1, 2018, 83 F.R. 9889, provided that, except as otherwise provided, effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, this section is generally amended. See 2016 Amendment note below. For text of this section after amendment on the effective date, see Amendment of Analysis and Subchapter note preceding section 877 of this title.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

915

50:709.

May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 115), 64 Stat. 139.

Amendments

Pub. L. 114–328 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to the offense of malingering.

Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.