Mammography Quality Standards Act Final Regulations: Modifications to the Policy Guidance Help System Due to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks [open pdf - 36KB]
This document is intended to provide guidance to mammography facilities and their personnel. It represents the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current thinking on the final regulations implementing the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) (Pub. L. 102-539). The FDA uses mandatory language, such as shall, must, and require, when referring to statutory or regulatory requirements. The FDA uses non-mandatory language, such as should, may, can, and recommend when referring to guidance. It is the responsibility of the facility to read, understand, and follow the final regulations. Under its own authority, a State may impose more stringent requirements beyond those specified under MQSA and its implementing regulations. A facility may want to check with the State or local authorities regarding their requirements."
United States. Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/