Summary: H.R.6182 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6182. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/06/1992)

Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require certification (or provisional certification) in order for a facility to perform or interpret mammograms, inspect equipment, or provide for the processing of mammography film. Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue and renew certificates for a specified period of time. Provides for administrative appeals of certification denials.

Allows the Secretary to approve a private nonprofit organization or State agency to be an accreditation body if it meets certain standards and provides certain assurances.

Mandates standards to assure the safety and accuracy of mammograms, including regarding: (1) quality assurance and control programs; (2)radiation dose; (3) equipment used; (4) licensing, certification, and training of personnel; and (5) recordkeeping and retention.

Directs the Secretary to conduct annual inspections of certified facilities during regular hours of operation. Requires notice of certain inspections. Provides for waiver of certain inspection requirements.

Provides for: (1) directed plans of correction, on site monitoring costs payment, and civil money penalties; (2) suspension and revocation certificates; and (3) injunctions.

Requires annual publication of a list of facilities convicted of fraud and abuse, false billings, or kickbacks, facilities that have had certificates revoked or suspended, and facilities that have been the subject of a sanction or other similar matters.

Establishes the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee.

Mandates grants to establish surveillance systems to evaluate breast cancer screening programs. Authorizes grants for research on such systems.

Empowers the Secretary to authorize a State to carry out certain certification program requirements and standards.

Mandates fees to cover the costs of inspections.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out this Act.

Mandates a study of the certification program.