California Health and Safety Code Section 24174
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24174. As used in this chapter, "medical experiment" means:
(a) The severance or penetration or damaging of tissues of a human
subject or the use of a drug or device, as defined in Section 109920
or 109925, electromagnetic radiation, heat or cold, or a biological
substance or organism, in or upon a human subject in the practice or
research of medicine in a manner not reasonably related to
maintaining or improving the health of the subject or otherwise
directly benefiting the subject.
(b) The investigational use of a drug or device as provided in
Sections 111590 and 111595.
(c) Withholding medical treatment from a human subject for any
purpose other than maintenance or improvement of the health of the
Last modified: February 22, 2013