S.3391 - Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act

A bill to amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: TEST Act as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification. as introduced.
  • Short: Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act as introduced.
  • Short: TEST Act as introduced.

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Amy Klobuchar

D-MN

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Official Summary

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 Hu

Official Summary

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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