Federal Register Notice
November 6, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 215):
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The Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 (Pub. L.
102-493, 42 U.S.C. 263a-1 et seq.) requires that the Secretary, HHS, through CDC, develop
a model program for the certification of embryo laboratories, to be carried out
voluntarily by interested States. The model certification program is to be developed in
consultation with appropriate consumer groups and professional organizations with
knowledge and expertise in assisted reproductive technology.
This notice sets forth a description of the proposed model certification program,
including the proposed definitions, administrative requirements, and embryo laboratory
standards. Accordingly, CDC solicits written comments on the proposed model certification
program and reserves the right to revise the program based upon the comments it receives.
To assure consideration, written comments on the proposed model certification program
for embryo laboratories as described in this notice must be received at the address
indicated below on or before January 5, 1999.
Address all written comments to:
Model Certification Program--Federal Register Notice
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop K-66
4770 Buford Highway N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724.
Due to staffing and resourcing limitations, we cannot accept facsimile (FAX) copies of
comments nor can we accept comments by telephone or e-mail.