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senate Bill S. 540

Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

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Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices.


Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit specified provisions preempting state and local requirements for medical devices intended for human use from being construed to modify or otherwise affect any action for damages or the liability of any person under state law. Makes this Act effective as if it were included in the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 and applicable to any civil action pending or filed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

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      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedMarch 5th, 2009

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