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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Europ. Economi. - Medical Devices

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Stakeholders:      Manufacturer, Importer, Distributor     
Application: European Union, Medical Devices, Regulation 2017/745
Countries: Image for EEA European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway),  
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Status: Published 2023-04-27 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth and Marius Galka
Last change 2024-03-04 by Torsten Sahm: Market surveillance authority, Medical devices
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Medical devices

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the regulatory requirements of medical devices in the European Union, based on the
- Regulation (EU) 2017/745 and its amendments
- MDCG (EU Medical Device Coordination Group) documents

Definition of "Medical Device" (Regulation (EU) 2017/745 - Article 2)
‘medical device’ means any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, implant, reagent, material or other article intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination, for human beings for one or more of the following specific medical purposes:
- diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, prediction, prognosis, treatment or alleviation of disease,
- diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of, or compensation for, an injury or disability,
- investigation, replacement or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological or pathological process or state,
- providing information by means of in vitro examination of specimens derived from the human body, including organ, blood and tissue donations,

Health products are classified into four risk classes, according to the risk associated with their use.
ANNEX VIII - CLASSIFICATION RULES, Chapter III, Rule 1 - 22.
Class I
Class IIa
Class IIb
Class III

For cybersecurity/software topics of medical devices, see: ESSENTIAL EEA Cybersecurity, PCT "Medical Products".

Not in scope of this CRF:
- In-Vitro Diagnostics (see: ESSENTIAL EEA In-Vitro Diagnostics)'

Abbreviations
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Important abbreviations which are special for this legislation or theme.

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
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Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Responsible actors
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Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
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What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Penalty by this legislation
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What are the possible penalties (e. g. sales ban, fines) in the case of non-compliance?

Exemption clauses
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Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
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E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
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Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
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Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Market surveillance authority
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Name of the authority for market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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Comment on the comparability to EU legislation
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Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
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Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Registration at related authority required?
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Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
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[Yes/No]

IMDRF Membership
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Established in October 2011, the IMDRF is a forum for medical device regulators from multiple jurisdictions who have agreed to work together to promote international harmonization and convergence in the medical device field. The IMDRF builds on the foundational work of the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF), which was established in 1992 with the EU as one of the founding members.

Database Entry required
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Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
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Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
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e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
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Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
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e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
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Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
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e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
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e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
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Are national standards based on IEC/ISO standards?
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Undetailed information

National Standardisation Organisation
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Link to organisation

Acceptance of foreign test reports
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Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
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e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
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e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

UDI marking
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Required information on the product and/or packaging
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e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
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Regulated by the legal provisions

User instructions language(s)
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Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
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Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Digital user documentation allowed?
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User instructions allowed by QR-Code/internet or digital medium or integrated in device with display? Safety instruction allowed by QR-Code or digital medium?

General Information:

   European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway)

Code, ContinentEEA,
Economic Area
Official Language24 official languages
Standard Institute
HS Codemember

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