Updates to list of medical devices for mandatory shortage and discontinuation reporting

MDEL Bulletin 2022-05-04, from the Medical Devices Compliance Program

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Reporting shortages and discontinuations of specified medical devices

Health Canada has updated the List of Medical Devices – Notification of Shortages on April 22, 2022, to include additional medical devices that require mandatory reporting by manufacturers and importers. Defibrillators, a Class IV medical device, is the newest addition.

Health Canada maintains and regularly updates this list, which is incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Medical Devices Regulations.

Manufacturers of Class I to IV devices and importers of Class I medical devices should check the list of medical devices regularly. As stated in sections 62.23 to 62.25 of the Regulations, you must report shortages and discontinuations of specified medical devices to Health Canada. A medical device also includes its components, accessories or parts.

For more information on medical device shortage reporting, please refer to the:

Reporting shortages and discontinuations of other medical devices

Manufacturers and importers are also encouraged to report shortages and discontinuations for medical devices not found on the List of Medical Devices – Notification of Shortages.

We encourage voluntary reporting when:

Forms for reporting

To report shortages (including voluntary shortage reports), complete the electronic shortages reporting form.

To report discontinuations that will lead to a shortage (including voluntary discontinuation reports), complete the electronic discontinuation reporting form.

Contact us

For inquiries, please contact us by email at MD.shortages.penurie.de.IM@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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