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Public Law 112-202
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to 
          suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory 
          certification. <<NOTE: Dec. 4, 2012 -  [H.R. 6118]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Taking Essential 
Steps for Testing Act of 2012. 42 USC 201 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Taking Essential Steps for Testing 
Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND LIMITATION OF LABORATORY 
                    CERTIFICATION.

    Section 353 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263a) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (d)(1)(E), by inserting ``, except that no 
        proficiency testing sample shall be referred to another 
        laboratory for analysis as prohibited under subsection (i)(4)'' 
        before the period at the end; and
            (2) in subsection (i)--
                    (A) in paragraph (3), by inserting before the period 
                at the end of the first sentence the following: ``, 
                except that if the revocation occurs pursuant to 
                paragraph (4) the Secretary may substitute intermediate 
                sanctions under subsection (h) instead of the 2-year 
                prohibition against ownership or operation which would 
                otherwise apply under this paragraph''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (4), by striking ``shall'' the 
                first place it appears and inserting ``may''.

    Approved December 4, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 6118 (S. 3391):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
            Sept. 19, considered and passed House.
            Nov. 14, considered and passed Senate.

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