Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Bills Introduced – 3-2-20

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there were 34 bills introduced. Two of those bills may receive additional attention in this blog:

HR 6049 To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide enhanced security for the medical supply chain. Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 

S 3372 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for treatment of certain respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures for purposes of targeted liability protections for pandemic and epidemic products and security countermeasures, and for other purposes. Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] 

HR 6049 looks like it may be related to S 3343 that was introduced last week. Still waiting to review that bill. Will be looking for language that includes medical device security issues.

This will probably be the last mention of S 3372. It looks like it might address surgical mask product liability issues in the current lead up to a CODIV19 outbreak in the US, but the inclusion of the phrase “and security countermeasures” makes me want to take a closer look at this bill.

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