H. R. 6381
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 26, 2008
Mr. Pallone (for himself, Mr. Waxman, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Towns, Mr. Stupak, Ms. Solis, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Welch of Vermont, Ms. Castor, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Markey, Mr. Allen, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Ross, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Delahunt, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rush, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Sutton, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Baca, Mr. Berman, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Stark, Mr. Johnson of Illinois, Mr. Coble, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Terry, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Higgins, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Filner, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Wu, Mr. Melancon, Ms. Hooley, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Norton, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Dingell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices.
This Act may be cited as the
Medical Device Safety Act of
Liability under state and local requirements respecting devices
Section 521 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360k) is amended by adding at the end the following:
No effect on liability under state law
Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify or otherwise affect any action for damages or the liability of any person under the law of any State.
Effective date; applicability
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall—
take effect as if included in the enactment of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (Public Law 94–295); and
apply to any civil action pending or filed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.