Medical Devices Regulations
62 (1) For the purposes of section 21.8 of the Act, hospitals are the prescribed health care institutions that shall provide information that is in their control to the Minister about a medical device incident.
(2) The following prescribed information about a medical device incident that is in a hospital’s control shall be provided to the Minister in writing within 30 days after the day on which the medical device incident is first documented within the hospital:
(a) the name of the hospital and the contact information of a representative of that hospital;
(b) the name or identifier of the medical device;
(c) the date on which the medical device incident was first documented;
(d) the name of the manufacturer of the medical device;
(e) a description of the medical device incident;
(f) the lot number of the device or its serial number;
(g) any contributing factors to the medical device incident, including any medical condition of the patient that directly relates to the medical device incident; and
(h) the effect of the medical device incident on the patient’s health.
(3) A hospital is exempt from section 21.8 of the Act in respect of the reporting of information referred to in subsection (2) if
(4) The following definitions apply in this section.
hospital means a facility
(a) that is licensed, approved or designated as a hospital by a province in accordance with the laws of the province to provide care or treatment to persons suffering from any form of disease or illness; or
(b) that is operated by the Government of Canada and that provides health services to in-patients. (hôpital)
- medical device incident
medical device incident means an incident related to a failure of a medical device, a deterioration in its effectiveness or any inadequacy in its labelling or in its directions for use that has led to the death or a serious deterioration in the state of health of a patient, user or other person or could do so were it to recur. (incident lié à un instrument médical)
(5) For the purposes of the Act, medical device incident has the same meaning as in subsection (4).
- SOR/2019-191, s. 1
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