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Bills Introduced that Affect Clinical Laboratories


Amendments (Act No. 122) to Pennsylvania’s Clinical Laboratory Act May Cause Problems for Pennsylvania Labs

S. 736

"Laboratory Test Improvement Act"
Introduced on March 1, 2007, by Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (D-OR)


S. 976

"Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2007"
Introduced on March 23, 2007, by Barack Obama (D-IL)



Food and Drug Administration Revitalization Act
Introduced on April 10, 2007, by Senator Edward Kennedy

Section  510.  Improving Genetic Test Safety and Quality

Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall enter into a contract with the Institute of Medicine to conduct a study to assess the overall safety and quality of genetic tests and prepare a report that includes recommendations to improve Federal oversight and regulation of genetic tests. Such study shall take into consideration relevant reports by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing and other groups and shall be completed not later than 1 year after the date on which the Secretary entered into such contract.


H.R. 1237

"Cytology Proficiency Improvement Act of 2007"
Introduced on February 28, 2007, by Bart Gordon (D-TN), Thomas E. Price (R-GA), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Stephanie Herseth (D-SD) and Nathan Deal (R-GA)


H.R. 1321

"Medicare Advanced Laboratory Diagnostics Act of 2007"
Introduced on March 5, 2007, by Bobby L. Rush (D-IL)


H.R. 1501

"Medicare Laboratory Services Access Act of 2007"
Introduced on March 13, 2007, by Phil English (R-PA) and Gene Green (D-TX)