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regulations, the Secretary shall minimize the administrative burdens on device user facilities consistent with the need to assure adequate information.

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.-Section 519(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and 21 USC 360i Cosmetic Act, as added by the amendment made by subsection (a), note. shall take effect

(1) upon the effective date of regulations promulgated under subsection (b), or

(2) upon the expiration of 12 months from the date of the

enactment of this Act, whichever occurs first.

(d) EDUCATION AND INFORMATION.—During the 18-month period 21 USC 360i beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of note. Health and Human Services shall inform device user facilities (as defined in section 519(b)(5)(A) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act) and manufacturers and distributors of devices respecting the requirements of section 519(b) of such Act. Additionally, the Secretary, to the extent practicable, shall provide persons subject to the requirements of such section assistance in the form of publications regarding such requirements.

(e) STUDY.-Not more than 36 months after the date of the enact- 21 USC 360i ment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall note. conduct a study of

(1) the compliance by device user facilities (as defined in section 519(b)(5)(A) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act) with the requirements of section 519(b) of such Act,

(2) the actions taken by the manufacturers of devices in response to reports made to them under such section,

(3) the cost effectiveness of such requirements and their implementation, and

(4) any recommendations for improvements to such require

ments. The Comptroller General shall complete the study and submit a report on the study not later than 45 months from the date of the enactment of this Act. The report shall be submitted to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

(f) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 36 months after the date 21 USC 360i of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human note. Services shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that contains an evaluation of the requirements of section 519(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In preparing the report, the Secretary shall consult with individuals and organizations with an interest in health care and consumer issues. At a minimum, the report shall contain

(1) an evaluation of the safety benefits of the requirements,

(2) an evaluation of the burdens placed on the Food and Drug Administration and on device user facilities by the requirements,

(3) an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the requirements, and

(4) recommendations for legislative reform. SEC. 3. REPORTS.

(a) DISTRIBUTOR REPORTS.

(1) Section 519(a) (21 U.S.C. 360i(a)) is amended by striking out "and” at the end of paragraph (4), by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting in lieu thereof “; and”, and by adding after paragraph (5) the following:

"(6) shall require distributors who submit such reports to submit copies of the reports to the manufacturer of the device for which the report was made.”.

(2) Section 519(a)(6), as added by the amendment made by paragraph (1), shall take effect upon the effective date of final

regulations under subsection (c).
(b) CERTIFICATION, DEVICE TRACKING.–

(1) Section 519 (21 U.S.C. 360i), as amended by section 2, is amended by adding at the end the following:

Effective date. 21 USC 360i note.

"Certification

"d) Each manufacturer, importer, and distributor required to make reports under subsection (a) shall submit to the Secretary annually a statement certifying that,

“(1) the manufacturer, importer, or distributor did file a certain number of such reports, or

“(2) the manufacturer, importer, or distributor did not file any report under subsection (a).

Effective
date.
21 USC 360i
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21 USC 360i
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"Device Tracking "(e) Every person who registers under section 510 and is engaged in the manufacture of—

"(1) a device the failure of which would be reasonably likely to have serious adverse health consequences and which is (A) a permanently implantable device, or (B) a life sustaining or life supporting device used outside a device user facility, or

"(2) any other device which the Secretary may designate, shall adopt a method of device tracking.”.

(2) Section 5206) (21 U.S.C. 360j(j)) is amended by striking out "No" and inserting in lieu thereof "Except as provided in section 519(e), no".

(3) Section 519(e), as added by the amendment made by paragraph (1), shall take effect upon the effective date of final

regulations under subsection (c). (c) REGULATIONS.

(1)(A) Not later than 9 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue proposed regulations

(i) to require distributors of devices to establish and maintain records and to make reports (including reports required by part 803 of title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations under section 519(a)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and

(ii) to implement section 519(e) of such Act. The Secretary may exempt from regulations described in clause (i) classes of distributors of class I and class II devices from whom reports are not necessary for the protection of the public health.

(B) Regulations under subparagraph (A) shall

Records.

(i) require appropriate methods for maintenance of records to ensure that patients who receive devices can be provided the notification required by such Act,

(ii) require that manufacturers adopt effective methods of tracking devices,

(iii) take into account the position of distributors in the device distribution process, and

(iv) include such other requirements as the Secretary deems necessary for the adoption of an effective user track

ing program under section 519(e) of such Act. (2) Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue final regulations to implement sections 519(a)(6) and 519(e) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. If the Secretary does not promulgate such final regulations upon the expiration of such 18 months, the Congress finds that there is good cause for the proposed regulations to be considered as the final regulations without response to comment because the implementation of sections 519(a)(6) and 519(e) of such Act are essential to protect the health of patients who use such devices. Consequently, in such event, the proposed regulations issued under paragraph (1) shall become final regulations as of the expiration of such 18 months. There shall be Federal promptly published in the Federal Register notice of the new Register,

publication status of the proposed regulations. SEC. 4. SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE; CLASSIFICATION REVISION.

(a) SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE.-Section 513(f) (21 U.S.C. 360c(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) If a manufacturer reports to the Secretary under section 510(k) that a device is substantially equivalent to another device

"(i) which the Secretary has classified as a class III device under subsection (b),

"(ii) which was introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce for commercial distribution before December 1, 1990, and

"(iii) for which no final regulation requiring premarket ap

proval has been promulgated under section 515(b), the manufacturer shall certify to the Secretary that the manufacturer has conducted a reasonable search of all information known or otherwise available to the manufacturer respecting such other device and has included in the report under section 510(k) a summary of and a citation to all adverse safety and effectiveness data respecting such other device and respecting the device for which the 510(k) report is being made and which has not been submitted to the Secretary under section 519. The Secretary may require the manufacturer to submit the adverse safety and effectiveness data described in the report.”. (b) REVISION OF CLASSIFICATION.

(1) Section 515 (21 U.S.C. 360e) is amended by adding at the end the following:

"Revision

“(i)(1) Before December 1, 1995, the Secretary shall by order require manufacturers of devices, which were introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce for commercial dis

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, tribution before May 28, 1976, and which are subject to revision of classification under paragraph (2), to submit to the Secretary a summary of and citation to any information known or otherwise available to the manufacturer respecting such devices, including adverse safety or effectiveness information which has not been submitted under section 519. The Secretary may require the manufacturer to submit the adverse safety or effectiveness data for which a summary and citation were submitted, if such data are available to the manufacturer.

"(2) After the issuance of an order under paragraph (1) but before Regulations. December 1, 1995, the Secretary shall publish a regulation in the Federal Register,

Federal Register for each devicepublication.

“(A) which the Secretary has classified as a class III device, and

“(B) for which no final regulation has been promulgated

under section 515(b), revising the classification of the device so that the device is classified into class I or class II, unless the regulation requires the device to remain in class III. In determining whether to revise the classi

fication of a device or to require a device to remain in class III, the Regulations. Secretary shall apply the criteria set forth in section 513(a). Before

the publication of a regulation requiring a device to remain in class III or revising its classification, the Secretary shall publish a proposed regulation respecting the classification of a device under this paragraph and provide reasonable opportunity for the submission of comments on any such regulation. No regulation requiring a device to remain in class III or revising its classification may take effect before the expiration of 90 days from the date of its publication in the Federal Register as a proposed regulation.

"(3) The Secretary shalį, as promptly as is reasonably achievable, but not later than 12 months after the effective date of the regulation requiring a device to remain in class III, establish a schedule for the promulgation of a section 515(b) regulation for each device which is subject to the regulation requiring the device to remain in class III.”.

(2) Section 520(1) (21 U.S.C. 360j(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(5)(A) Before December 1, 1991, the Secretary shall by order require manufacturers of devices described in paragraph (1), which are subject to revision of classification under subparagraph (B), to submit to the Secretary a summary of and citation to any information known or otherwise available to the manufacturers respecting the devices, including adverse safety or effectiveness information which has not been submitted under section 519. The Secretary may require a manufacturer to submit the adverse safety or effectiveness data for which a summary and citation were submitted, if such data

are available to the manufacturer. Regulations. “(B) Except as provided in subparagraph (C), after the issuance of Federal

an order under subparagraph (A) but before December 1, 1992, the Register, publication.

Secretary shall publish a regulation in the Federal Register for each device which is classified in class III under paragraph (1) revising the classification of the device so that the device is classified into class I or class II, unless the regulation requires the device to remain in class III. In determining whether to revise the classification of a

device or to require a device to remain in class III, the Secretary Regulations. shall apply the criteria set forth in section 513(a). Before the publica

tion of a regulation requiring a device to remain in class III or revising its classification, the Secretary shall publish a proposed regulation respecting the classification of a device under this subparagraph and provide an opportunity for the submission of comments on any such regulation. No regulation under this subparagraph requiring a device to remain in class III or revising its classification may take effect before the expiration of 90 days from the date of the publication in the Federal Register of the proposed regulation.

"(C) The Secretary may by notice published in the Federal Register extend the period prescribed by subparagraph (B) for a device for an additional period not to exceed 1 year.”.

(3)(A) Notwithstanding section 520(1)(5) of the Federal Food, 21 USC 360c Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Secretary of Health and Human note. Services shall not retain any daily wear soft or daily wear nonhydrophilic plastic contact lens in class III under such Act unless the Secretary finds that it meets the criteria set forth in section 513(a)(1)(C) of such Act. The finding and the grounds for Federal the finding shall be published in the Federal Register. For any Register;

publication. such lens, the Secretary shall make the determination respecting reclassification required in section 520(1)(5)(B) of such Act within 24 months of the date of the enactment of this paragraph.

(B) The Secretary of Health and Human Services may by notice published in the Federal Register extend the two-year period prescribed by subparagraph (A) for a lens for an additional period not to exceed one year.

(C)(i) Before classifying a lens in class II pursuant to subparagraph (A), the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall pursuant to section 513(a)(1)(B) of such Act assure that appropriate regulatory safeguards are in effect which provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of such lens, including clinical and preclinical data if deemed necessary by the Secretary.

(ii) Prior to classifying a lens in class I pursuant to subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall assure that appropriate regulatory safeguards are in effect which provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of such lens, including clinical and preclinical data if deemed necessary by the Secretary

(D) Notwithstanding section 520(1)(5) of such Act, if the Secretary of Health and Human Services has not made the finding and published the finding required by subparagraph (A) within 36 months of the date of the enactment of this subparagraph, the Secretary shall issue an order placing the lens in class II.

(E) Any person adversely affected by a final regulation under this paragraph revising the classification of a lens may challenge the revision of the classification of such lens only by filing

a petition under section 513(e) for a classification change. SEC. 5. CLASSIFICATION AND RECLASSIFICATION OF DEVICES. (a) STANDARDS. —

(1) Section 513(a)(1)(A)(ii) (21 U.S.C. 360c(a)(1)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking out "or to establish a performance standard" and inserting in lieu thereof “or to establish special controls”.

(2) Section 513(a)(1)(B) (21 U.S.C. 360c(a)(1)(B)) is amended to read as follows:

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