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Text of the A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of all contact lenses ...

...all contact lenses as medical devices, and for other purposes.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 9, 2005. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 29, 2005 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

Source: GPO

S.172

One Hundred Ninth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the fourth day of January, two thousand and five

An Act

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of all contact lenses as medical devices, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REGULATION OF CERTAIN ARTICLES AS MEDICAL DEVICES.

    Section 520 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360j) is amended by adding at the end the following subsection:

`Regulation of Contact Lens as Devices

    `(n)(1) All contact lenses shall be deemed to be devices under section 201(h).

    `(2) Paragraph (1) shall not be construed as bearing on or being relevant to the question of whether any product other than a contact lens is a device as defined by section 201(h) or a drug as defined by section 201(g).'.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.