SACGT

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SACGTSecretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (US National Institutes of Health)
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Following on the work of the Task Force, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (SACGT) in 1998 to advise the department on the medical, scientific, ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the development and use of genetic tests.
The rules include the recommendations from CLIAC and the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing, or SACGT, at the National Institutes of Health.
SACGT = Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing
(1.) Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing. Enhancing the oversight of genetic tests: recommendations of the SACGT.
These criteria can comprehensively ascertain the benefits and risks of genetic tests (Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing, 2000).
First to go was the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (SACGT), which was created in 1998 to advise DHHS on, among other things, "the adequacy of regulatory oversight of genetic tests and provisions for assuring the quality of genetic testing laboratories." In a 2000 report the committee recommended that the Food and Drug Administration expand its regulation of the growing genetic testing industry, which has remained free of such oversight.
The HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing recently issued a report making a number of recommendations that have yet to be acted on.
During the summer of 1998, Secretary Shalala implemented one recommendation of the Task Force (Table 3) by creating the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing. As of January 1999, the members of this committee, which is being administered from the Office of the Director, NIH, had not been appointed.
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