S. 1995 (112th): Medical Device Patient Safety Act


Dec 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senior Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2011
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to enhance Food and Drug Administration oversight of medical device recalls, to provide for the conditional clearance of certain medical devices, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Medical Device Patient Safety Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to establish a program to enhance the ... Read more >

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Dec 14, 2011

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1995”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
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H.R. 5866 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 30, 2012

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