Medical device shortages: Report a shortage

It is mandatory for manufacturers and importers to report shortages of medical devices that are on the list of medical devices: notification of shortages to Health Canada.

The requirements are outlined in Interim Order No. 2 Respecting Drugs, Medical Devices and Foods for a Special Dietary Purpose in Relation to COVID-19 (Interim Order No. 2). Interim Order No. 2 specifies which medical device shortages must be reported. It repeals and replaces Interim Order Respecting Drugs, Medical Devices and Foods for a Special Dietary Purpose in Relation to COVID-19 made by the Minister on March 30, 2020.

Report a shortage

How to report

The following information must be included in shortage reports:

At a minimum, these fields must be completed when submitting a medical device shortage report, update or final report to Health Canada.

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