Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Are Implantable RFID Microchips in Obama's Health Care Bill (H.R. 3590)?

Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Implantable Radiofrequency Transponder System for Patient Iden...

***(Update - April 3, 2012) - Please see my note in the comments below. The proposed health bill embedded here is an older version of the House health care bill (HR 3200). Obamacare (HR 3590) DOES NOT contain the microchip provision that was in the older version.


As I read page 1014 of H.R. 3590, it certainly seems like this health care reform bill includes a provision that discusses the potential for RFID implantable microchips. You can read the bill at this link. This provision speaks on the analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on various medical devices, including Class II devices.

The FDA has established standards for an implantable radiofrequency transponder systems (a/k/a RFID chips) that are Class II compliant (see above embedded document or on the FDA page). However, these RFID chips will have patient identification and health information. While the bill does not require mandatory RFID microchip implantation, it does establish an initial framework where the scope could be expanded with future legislation and regulation. For further information on one type of chip like this, see Microchip Implant Links All Medical Records, Credit History and Social Security Identification Numbers.


H.R. 3590 amends Section 519 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C .360i). Here is the applicable language from H.R. 3590 (page 1,014):

(g)(1)The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that—
(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and
(B) is—
(i) a class III device; or
(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.

(2) In developing the registry, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, determine the best methods for—

(A) including in the registry, in a manner consistent with subsection (f), appropriate information to identify each device described in paragraph (1) by type, model, and serial number or other unique identifier;

(B) validating methods for analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry as described in subparagraph (A), including, to the extent feasible, use of—
(i) data provided to the Secretary under other provisions of this chapter; and
(ii) information from public and private sources identified under paragraph (3);

(C) integrating the activities described in this subsection with—
(i) activities under paragraph (3) of section 505(k) (relating to active postmarket risk identification);
(ii) activities under paragraph (4) of section 505(k) (relating to advanced analysis of drug safety data); and
(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities of the Secretary authorized by this chapter; and...

3(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to information respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.


Anonymous said...

i don't see it in the bill .... wheres the real prove guy?

The Moderator said...

You are correct. It's not in the final bill text. When I originally posted this article on March 24, 2010, I was reviewing an older version of the House bill ( that DID include these provisions.

These microchip provisions were NOT in the final bill that was signed by Obama.

Anonymous said...

the mark of the beast. The world is coming to an end. The end time is near.

hanum said...

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Anonymous said...

Does the newer version of the bill allow for these microchips if a person willingly agrees? Like its not mandatory yet...

Anonymous said...

Yes Seventh day adventist church my church have warned people about this mark of the beast with it the plague if ulcers for this device causes cancer liked proven in dogs and cats a while back.

Anonymous said...

Your church lied to you then.there's no proof in the bill.we all know the world will end both scientifically and relligiously why then are we looking for excuses?

sandip said...

This evil plan is being launched by America. its a micro chip injected in your hand. it will contain all your personal data heath and bank accounts etc. its also a GPS device being monitored. they can deactivate it at any time if they find you suspicious or not loyal to their government or go against them or their system and you will lose everything you ever had. soon this device will be made common just like they did credit cards, turning paper money into digital money. means nothing is physically in your hand. it will be made a must for every citizen with time according to their plan and then they will spread it outside America so they can monitor and control as many people as they can and turn them into slaves with their digital technologies.
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