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H.R. 28: Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 28 requires the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: implement a standard identification protocol for biological implants that is consistent with FDA’s Unique Identification System and report to Congress in the event that such a system is not operational within 180 days of enactment; and procure biological implants only through competitive procurement processes from vendors who maintain a 10 year record retention policy and who procure their human tissue from properly accredited sources.

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David “Phil” Roe

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2017
Length: 13 pages

Jan 3, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 3, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 3, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 3, 2017

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Jan 3, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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H.R. 28 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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