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Text of the Medical Device Safety Act of 2008

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2008 (Introduced).

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II

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3398

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 31, 2008

(for Mr. Kennedy (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Harkin, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Bingaman, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Whitehouse)) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medical Device Safety Act of 2008.

2.

Liability under state and local requirements respecting devices

(a)

Amendment

Section 521 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360k) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(c)

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.

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(b)

Effective date; applicability

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall—

(1)

take effect as if included in the enactment of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (Public Law 94–295); and

(2)

apply to any civil action pending or filed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.