Summary: S.537 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.537. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (04/09/1997)

Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize appropriations to carry out provisions relating to the certification of mammography facilities.

Requires that appeals from certification denials follow procedures in effect at that time (currently, in effect on a specified date).

Modifies mammogram record retention requirements.

Allows inspection of facilities (currently, certified facilities) for compliance with certification requirements and mammography quality standards (currently, compliance with mammography quality standards). Allows inspections to be conducted by a local agency on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Empowers the Secretary to require a facility to notify patients who received mammograms if the Secretary determines the quality was so inconsistent with standards as to present a significant risk to the individual or public health. Authorizes civil money penalties for failure to comply.

Allows certificate suspension or revocation for a failure to comply with an accreditation body's requests for records or materials. Modifies requirements for certification suspension before holding a hearing.