This chart represents the status of the agency's implementation of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (Public Law No. 105-115) and those items already completed. The tasks outlined are those that were specifically required by the statute (which are marked with **), or those that the agency has deemed necessary either because they are needed to conform FDA's regulations or guidance to the statute or because regulations or guidance are needed to ensure appropriate implementation of the statute.
Terms Used in the Chart
- The first column, "Section," refers to the section of the statute that the initiative is implementing.
- The second column, "Description," provides a brief description of what the initiative will do.
- The third column, "Statutory Deadline," provides the deadline listed in the statute for that initiative, where applicable.
** --indicates a task that is required by the new statute