Medical device shortages: Report a shortage

Manufacturers of Class I to IV devices and importers of Class I devices must report shortages to Health Canada for medical devices that belong to a category included on the List of Medical Devices - Notification of Shortages. The requirements are outlined in sections 62.21 to 62.26 of the Medical Devices Regulations. These Regulations specify which medical device shortages must be reported. The Regulations replace Interim Order No. 2 Respecting Drugs, Medical Devices and Foods for a Special Dietary Purpose in Relation to COVID-19 (IO No. 2), which expires on March 1, 2022.

Manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders may also report shortages of medical devices not found on the List of Medical Devices - Notification of Shortages. You may send in your voluntary report using this form.

To support medical device shortage and discontinuation reporting, Health Canada has posted guidance for reporting medical device shortages and discontinuations (GUI-0137).

Report a shortage

How to report

The following information must be included in shortage reports:

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

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