S.548 - Women Veterans' Mammography Quality Standards Act104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 03/14/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/24/1996 Committee on Veterans. Provisions of measure incorporated into measure S. 1359 ordered to be reported. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.548 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/14/1995)
Women Veterans' Mammography Quality Standards Act - Prohibits mammograms from being performed at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility unless such facility is accredited for such purpose by a private nonprofit organization designated by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Requires any such organization to meet the standards for accrediting bodies established under the Public Health Service Act (the Act).
Directs the Secretary to prescribe quality assurance and control standards relating to the performance and interpretation of mammograms and the use of Department mammogram equipment and facilities consistent with requirements of the Act. Requires the Secretary to inspect such equipment and facilities annually. Requires any Department mammograms contracted to a non-Department provider to conform to the standards of the Act. Requires a report on the quality standards prescribed.