Medical Devices Registry Act

An Act to establish and maintain a national registry of medical devices

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2013.

Status

Considering committee report (Senate), as of June 18, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Registrar of Medical Devices, designated by the Minister of Health, to establish and maintain a Medical Devices Registry. The Registry will contain, with their consent, the names and addresses of persons who use implantable medical devices or prescribed home-use medical devices, a description of the medical devices and other information. Personal information in the Registry may not be disclosed for any purpose without the person’s written and informed consent.

The enactment requires the manufacturers, importers and distributors of these medical devices to notify the Registrar if they become aware that a medical device may pose a risk to the health or safety of the user. The Registrar is required to notify registered users if a medical device may pose a risk to their health or safety.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.