Read U.S. Federal Code on Biological Testing on U.S. Citizens
[TITLE 50, SECTION 1520(a)]
Please note Section C of this federal statute as highlighted below, which requires PERMISSION FROM EACH SUBJECT in advance of biological testing. Please relay the content of this law accurately to your fellow citizens.
US Code on Human Subjects Testing as REVISED in Nov 1997
U.S. CODE TITLE 50, SECTION 1520(a)
S 1520. Repealed. Pub L. 105-85, Div. A, Title X, S 1078(g), Nov. 18, 1997,
111 Stat. 1916
S 1520a. Restriction on the use of human subjects for testing of chemical or
(a) Prohibited activities
The Secretary of Defense may not conduct (directly or by contract)-
(1) any test or experiment involving the use of a chemical agent or biological agent
on a civilian population; or
(2) any other testing of a chemical agent or biological agent on human subjects.
Subject to subsections (c), (d), and (e) of this section, the prohibition in subsection
(a) of this section does not apply to a test or experiment carried out for any of the
(1) Any peaceful purpose that is related to a medical, therapeutic, pharmaceutical,
agricultural, industrial, or research activity.
(2) Any purpose that is directly related to protection against toxic chemicals or
biological weapons and agents.
(3) Any law enforcement purpose, including any purpose related to riot control.
(c) Informed consent required
The Secretary of Defense may conduct a test or experiment described in
subsection (b) of this section only if informed consent to the testing was obtained
from each human subject in advance of the testing on that subject.
(d) Prior notice to Congress
Not later than 30 days after the date of final approval within the Department of
Defense of plans for any experiment or study to be conducted by the Department
of Defense (whether directly or under contract) involving the use of human
subjects for the testing of a chemical agent or a biological agent, the Secretary of
Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the
Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives a report setting
forth a full accounting of those plans, and the experiment or study may then be
conducted only after the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date such
report is received by those committees.
(e) Biological agent defined
In this section, the term “biological agent” means any micro-organism (including
bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsiac, or protozoa), pathogen, or infectious
substance, and any naturally occurring, bioengineered, or synthesized component
of any such micro-organism, pathogen, or infectious substance, whatever its origin
or method of production, that is capable of causing–
(1) death, disease, or other biological malfunction in a human, an animal, a plant,
or another living organism;
(2) deterioration of food, water, equipment, supplies, or materials of any kind; or
(3) deleterious alteration of the environment.
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