Decompression Sickness Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 197.204 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter V -- Marine Occupational Safety and Health Standards; Part 197 -- General Provisions; Subpart B -- Commerical Diving Operations; General], decompression sickness means a condition caused by the formation of gas or gas bubbles in the blood or body tissue as a result of pressure reduction.”