Medical Devices Registry Act

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

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Mac Harb  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 13, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)

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.

Medical Devices Registry ActRoutine Proceedings

February 13th, 2003 / 10:25 a.m.
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Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-390, an act to establish and maintain a national registry of medical devices.

Mr. Speaker, the bill deals with the fact that across Canada we have thousands of medical devices, some of which are inserted inside the bodies of children or adults.

From time to time the manufacturers of those devices have gone bankrupt or have had some difficulties with those devices. When there are problems with those devices it is imperative that the ministry or the people in charge of a national registry inform those patients of the fact that there are deficiencies in those devices that are inserted in their bodies.

At the same time, if a company no longer exists, there could be some changes in terms of products and those kind of things.

With the technological advancements that exist in our nation and around the world, it is time for us to have a mechanism where at least we would know as a government what is available on the market and what the problems are with those devices.

The purpose of the bill is to establish that national registry.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Canadian Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

February 13th, 2003 / 10:25 a.m.
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Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, would it be possible to have unanimous consent to reintroduce a series of bills, 30 in total, with the exception of Bill C-390, an act to establish a national registry of medical devices, and Bill C-391, an act to establish a National Civil Defence Force, which I will introduce and speak to?

If I could have unanimous consent we would not have to go through those 30 bills one by one?