2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:22-58 - Definitions relative to use of animals in product testing.
4:22-58 Definitions relative to use of animals in product testing.
1. For the purposes of this act:
"Animal" means any vertebrate other than humans;
"Committee" means the federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods, established under the federal "ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000," 42 U.S.C. s.285l-2 et seq.;
"Contract testing facility" means any partnership, corporation, association, or other legal relationship that tests chemicals, ingredients, product formulations, or products in the State;
"Manufacturer" means any partnership, corporation, association, or other legal relationship that produces products, product formulations, chemicals, or ingredients in the State;
"Medical research" means research related to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, or prevention of physical or mental diseases and impairments of humans and animals or related to the development of biomedical products, devices, or drugs as defined in 21 U.S.C. s.321. "Medical research" shall not include the testing of an ingredient that was formerly used in a drug, tested for the drug use with traditional animal test methods to characterize the ingredient and to substantiate its safety for human use, and currently is proposed for use in a product other than a biomedical product, device, or drug;
"Traditional animal test method" means a process or procedure using animals to obtain information on the characteristics of a chemical or agent and that generates information regarding the ability of a chemical or agent to produce a specific biological effect under specified conditions; and
"Validated alternative test method" means a test method that does not use animals or in some cases reduces or refines the current use of animals, for which the reliability and relevance for a specific purpose has been established in validation studies as specified in the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods report provided to federal agencies as required pursuant to the federal "ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000," 42 U.S.C. s.285l-2 et seq.
L.2007, c.210, s.1.