H.R. 6118 (112th): Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012

Jul 12, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-202.
Michael Grimm
Representative for New York's 13th congressional district
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Nov 15, 2012
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Related Bills
S. 3391 (Related)
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2012


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 4, 2012.

Introduced Jul 12, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 12, 2012
Passed House Sep 19, 2012
Passed Senate Nov 14, 2012
Signed by the President Dec 04, 2012
Full Title

To amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification.


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13 cosponsors (10R, 3D) (show)

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12/4/2012--Public Law.
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise sanctions for laboratories that intentionally refer proficiency testing samples required for certification to another laboratory for analysis by:
(1) giving the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) discretion to substitute intermediate sanctions for such violations instead of the two-year prohibition against ownership or operation which would otherwise apply, and
(2) making the one-year certificate revocation for such a laboratory optional rather than mandatory.

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