European Union, Medical Device Regulation of 2017, Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the Euroepan Parliament and of the Council 5 April 2017, Article 17:

European Union, Medical Device Regulation of 2017, Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the Euroepan Parliament and of the Council 5 April 2017, Article 17:

Single-Use Devices and their Reprocessing

“…The reprocessing and further use of single-use devices should only take place where permitted by national law and while complying with the requirements laid down in this Regulation. The reprocessor of a single-use device should be considered to be the manufacturer of the reprocessed device and should assume the obligations incumbent on manufacturers under this Regulation. Nevertheless, Member States should have the possibility of deciding that the obligations relating to reprocessing and re-use of single-use devices within a health institution or by an external reprocessor acting on its behalf may differ from the obligations on a manufacturer described in this Regulation. In principle, such divergence should only be permitted where reprocessing and reuse of single-use devices within a health institution or by an external reprocessor are compliant with CS that have been adopted, or, in the absence of such CS, with relevant harmonised standards and national provisions. The reprocessing of such devices should ensure an equivalent level of safety and performance to that of the corresponding initial single-use device.”

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2017/745/oj

By |2019-09-12T16:49:43+00:00May 5th, 2017|Global Regulatory Resource|0 Comments