S. 3391 (112th): Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act

Introduced:
Jul 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 19, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6118 (Related)
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012

Signed by the President
Dec 04, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 17, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 17, 2012
Reported by Committee Sep 19, 2012
 
Full Title

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

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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9/19/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act or the TEST Act - 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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