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)