Medical device shortages: Report a discontinuation

It's mandatory for manufacturers and designated importers, who have been authorized to report on behalf of a manufacturer to report discontinuations to Health Canada that will lead to a shortage for devices on the List of Medical Devices - Notification of Shortages.

This requirement is outlined in Section 62.23(2) of the Medical Devices Regulations. The Regulations specify when a medical device discontinuation must be reported.

Note: To report a discontinuation under section 43(3), contact the Medical Devices Directorate at devicelicensing-homologationinstruments@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders may also voluntarily report discontinuations that will lead to a shortage for devices not found on the List of Medical Devices - Notification of Shortages. Use the following form to report:

Report a discontinuation

How to report

Include the following information in your discontinuation reports:

These fields must be completed when submitting a medical device discontinuation report or update report to Health Canada.

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