10 U.S. Code § 980. Limitation on use of humans as experimental subjects
(a) Funds appropriated to the Department of Defense may not be used for research involving a human being as an experimental subject unless—
The Secretary of Defense may waive the prohibition in this section with respect to a specific research project to advance the development of a medical product necessary to the armed forces if the research project may directly benefit the subject and is carried out in accordance with all other applicable laws.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the following appropriation acts:
2001—Pub. L. 107–107 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).