One Hundred Twelfth Congress of the United States of America
At the Second Session
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January, two thousand and twelve
H. R. 6118
To amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification.
This Act may be cited as the
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012.
Suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification
Section 353 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263a) is amended—
in subsection (d)(1)(E), by inserting
, except that no proficiency testing sample shall be referred to another laboratory for analysis as prohibited under subsection (i)(4) before the period at the end; and
in subsection (i)—
in paragraph (3), by inserting before the period at the end of the first sentence the following:
, except that if the revocation occurs pursuant to paragraph (4) the Secretary may substitute intermediate sanctions under subsection (h) instead of the 2-year prohibition against ownership or operation which would otherwise apply under this paragraph; and
in paragraph (4), by striking
shall the first place it appears and inserting
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.