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What should a facility do if its MQSA certificate expires before it is reaccredited?

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If a facility’s MQSA certificate expires before it has been reaccredited, it must immediately stop performing mammography or it may be subject to civil money penalties of up to $10,000 per violation per day 42 U.S.C. 263b(h)(3). Before the MQSA certificate expires, a facility should contact its accreditation body to discuss its options for continuing to perform mammography.


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