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SA 1015. Mr. HAGEL (for himself and Mrs. Clinton) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1082, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize and amend the prescription drug user fee provisions, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. LUNG CANCER COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ASSESSMENT AND INTERIM QUALITY STANDARDS.
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to Congress a report that contains--
(1) an assessment of the number, quality, charges, and capabilities of sites offering computed tomography scanning for the diagnosis of lung cancer;
(2) interim quality standards for computed tomography scanning for the diagnosis of lung cancer which incorporate the protocol established by the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program and contained in the document dated October 20, 2006 entitled ``International Early Lung Cancer Action Program: Enrollment and Screening Protocol''; and
(3) recommendations, including legislative recommendations if appropriate, for the establishment of lung cancer diagnostic centers, as practicable, to collect and analyze the data as recommended under the protocol described in paragraph (2) in order to continue and accelerate research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 2, 2007.)