H.R. 3095 (101st): Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990

Introduced:

Aug 2, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 28, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 28, 1990.

Law:

Pub.L. 101-629

Sponsor:

Henry Waxman

Representative for California's 24th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 28, 1990

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make improvements in the regulation of medical devices, and for other purposes.

Summary

Safe Medical Device Amendments of 1990 or Safe Medical Devices Act sanctioned progressive reporting and tracking rules for medical devices classified by the Medical Device Regulation Act. The Act mandates reporting requirements by medical device manufacturers regarding adverse safety events and product effectiveness of devices classified as substantially equivalent to Class III medical devices. The United States Statute established the ...

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History

Aug 2, 1989
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 26, 1990
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 10, 1990
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 12, 1990
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 27, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 27, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 28, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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