21 CFR 17.3 - Definitions.

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§ 17.3 Definitions.
The following definitions are applicable in this part:
(a) For specific acts giving rise to civil money penalty actions brought under 21 U.S.C. 333(g)(1):
(1) Significant departure, for the purpose of interpreting 21 U.S.C. 333(g)(1)(B)(i), means a departure from requirements that is either a single major incident or a series of incidents that collectively are consequential.
(2) Knowing departure, for the purposes of interpreting 21 U.S.C. 333(g)(1)(B)(i), means a departure from a requirement taken: (a) With actual knowledge that the action is such a departure, or (b) in deliberate ignorance of a requirement, or (c) in reckless disregard of a requirement.
(3) Minor violations, for the purposes of interpreting 21 U.S.C. 333(g)(1)(B)(ii), means departures from requirements that do not rise to a level of a single major incident or a series of incidents that are collectively consequential.
(4) Defective, for the purposes of interpreting 21 U.S.C. 333(g)(1)(B)(iii), includes any defect in performance, manufacture, construction, components, materials, specifications, design, installation, maintenance, or service of a device, or any defect in mechanical, physical, or chemical properties of a device.
(b) Person or respondent includes an individual, partnership, corporation, association, scientific or academic establishment, government agency or organizational unit thereof, or other legal entity, or as may be defined in the act or regulation pertinent to the civil penalty action being brought.
(c) Presiding officer means an administrative law judge qualified under 5 U.S.C. 3105.
(d) Any term that is defined in the act has the same definition for civil money penalty actions that may be brought under that act.
(e) Any term that is defined in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations has the same definition for civil money penalty actions that may arise from the application of the regulation(s).
(f) Any term that is defined in the PHS Act has the same definition for civil money penalty actions that may be brought under that act.
(g) Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) means the Departmental Appeals Board of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • 2014-02-03; vol. 79 # 22 - Monday, February 3, 2014
    1. 79 FR 6088 - Maximum Civil Money Penalty Amounts; Civil Money Penalty Complaints
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Title 21 published on 2013-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 21 CFR 17 after this date.

  • 2014-02-03; vol. 79 # 22 - Monday, February 3, 2014
    1. 79 FR 6088 - Maximum Civil Money Penalty Amounts; Civil Money Penalty Complaints
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Food and Drug Administration
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective June 18, 2014, without further notice, unless FDA receives significant adverse comment by April 21, 2014. If we receive no timely significant adverse comments, we will publish a document in the Federal Register before May 19, 2014, confirming the effective date of the direct final rule. If we receive any timely significant adverse comments, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this direct final rule before June 18, 2014.
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