Senate Bill 3769
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Right to Test Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 19, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 19, 2020
Latest Action
May 19, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3769
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Texas
Indiana
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Right to Test Act

This bill authorizes a state's public health department, or another entity designated by the state's governor, to approve a diagnostic test or diagnostic device (e.g., a test for the virus that causes COVID-19, or coronavirus disease 2019) for use during a public health emergency.

Unless requested by the governor of the state, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must not, during the emergency, engage in certain enforcement actions related to such a test or device.

Not later than 180 days following the end of the public health emergency, the FDA must review and make a final determination concerning approval of the test or device.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/19/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/19/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 20, 2020 4:27:15 AM
Updated
Jan 4, 2021 1:04:37 PM