Summary: H.R.4056 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4056. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/16/2012)

Science and Technology Regulatory Relief Act of 2012 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit a state or political subdivision from conducting or requiring an inspection of a factory, warehouse, or establishment in which a drug or device is manufactured, processed, packed, or held by a manufacturer or wholesale distributor for introduction into interstate commerce, or after such introduction, for purposes of verifying compliance with such Act, Public Health Service Act requirements regarding the regulation of biological products, or any similar requirements established pursuant to state law.

Makes exceptions for such an inspection if: (1) the state or subdivision makes a determination that a drug or device presents a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death; (2) the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) orders a recall of a drug, biological product, or device manufactured, processed, packed, or held at the factory, warehouse, or establishment; or (3) the Secretary requests or authorizes the state to conduct or require the inspection.