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Federal regulatory system  

As Congress, the White House, and the Courts all play a role in promoting access to the civil justice system and ensure tougher safety measures, AAJ’s efforts must do the same.  To this end, AAJ often submits regulatory comments to influence federal agencies implementation of our nation’s laws.  These comments reflect AAJ’s mission to strengthen the civil justice system, promote injury prevention, and foster the disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. 

AAJ’s Regulatory Comments

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs: Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests, AAJ's statement, 2/16/12 
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Medicare Secondary Payer and Future Medicals, AAJ's statement, 8/14/12 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

Protect Consumers From Secretive Forced Arbitration, CCL Comments, AAJ's statement, 6/23/12

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

Drywall Manufacturers Should Register with CPSC; Have Strict Labeling Requirements, AAJ's statement, 2/17/10

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Science Advisory Board Panel Candidates, 8/30/11

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

Increase Pilot Training to Improve Aviation Safety, AAJ's statement, 4/8/10

Federal Housing Finance Agency:

Framework for Conservatorship and Receiverships of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Banks, 9/2/10

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

NAFTA Trucking Provisions Lack Protections for Motorists Injured in Accidents, AAJ's statement, 5/13/11 
Must Mandate 10-Hour Limits for Truck Drivers, AAJ's statement, 3/3/11

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

FDA Must Protect Patients from Defective Generic Drugs, AAJ's statement 

510(k) Process Cannot Give Complete Immunity to Negligent Device Manufacturers, AAJ's statement,10/4/10

510(k) Device Approval Process Not Protecting Health and Safety of Patients, 3/18/10

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

NHTSA Should Require Automatic Engine Shutoff in Keyless Ignition Vehicles, 3/12/12

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health:

Carcinogen and Recommended Exposure Limit Policy, 9/22/11

U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG):

Oil Pollution Act Claims Procedures Need Reform, AAJ's Statement, 1/20/12



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