H.R.2012 - Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] (Introduced 04/24/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||04/25/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.|
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Summary: H.R.2012 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/24/2007)
Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act - Amends the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to require the seller to provide the prescriber with a toll-free telephone number and email address for questions relating to a contact lens prescription verification request.
Revises the verification event in which a prescription is verified if the prescriber fails to communicate with the seller within eight business hours, or a similar time as defined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after receiving required patient and prescription information from the seller to provide that, if a prescriber communicates a question or concern to a seller through such toll-free telephone service or dedicated email address before such eight-hour period has ended, the seller must obtain affirmative confirmation of the accuracy of the prescription from the prescriber before the prescription is considered verified.
Authorizes a prescriber to make a written request to a seller that all contact lens prescription verification requests be communicated by a preferred method of communication, including telephone, facsimile, or email.
Prohibits any seller of contact lenses from overfilling a prescription.
Authorizes fines for violations of this Act in amount up to $100,000 per violation.