42 U.S. Code § 285l–2 - Definitions

In sections 285l–2 to 285l–5 of this title:
(1) Alternative test methodThe 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.

Editorial Notes
Codification

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.

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