CDSCO Fresh Notification

Regulation of CT scan equipment, All Implantable Devices, MRI equipment etc. as
Drugs with effect from April 1st, 2021
– Fresh Notification from CDSCO

Notification from CDSCO – Released on 3rd Nov 2021

Notification Highlights : CDSCO

Stakeholders have now represented their concerns that due to Covid-19 disruption there is unpreparedness in complying with regulatory requirements within the prescribed timelines, which may lead to disruption of supply chain & access to patients.

Therefore, in order to ensure smooth transition of manufacturers/importers, continuity of supply chain and access to the patients, with the approval of MoHFW, it has been decided that in case an existing importer/manufacturer who is already importing /manufacturing any of those devices, and whose application has been submitted to the Central License Authority or State License Authority, as the case may be, for grant of import/manufacturing license in respect of the said device(s) under provisions of MDR, 2017 by 18.04.2021, the said application shall be deemed to be valid and the importer/manufacturer, can continue to import/manufacture the said device(s) up to 30.06.2022 or till the time the Central License Authority or State License Authority, as the case may be, takes a decision on the said application, whichever is earlier.

Further, the applicant, in case has submitted an incomplete application (submitted by or before 18.04.2021), is required to ensure submission of all the necessary documents to the concerned Authority, by 31.03.2022

Central Licensing Authority or State Licensing Authority, as the case may be, shall dispose of these applications within three months from the date of receipt of complete application.

Further, the importer/manufacturer of above said medical devices has to obtain import/manufacturing license for the above said devices by or before 30th June, 2022. The importer/Manufacturer shall necessarily be required to print the import/manufacturing license number on the label with effect from 1st of July 2022.

Notification from CDSCO

Fresh Notification – Voluntary Registration & Labelling Norms from CDSCO for Medical Device Industry

CDSCO has released a fresh notification dated 12th October, 2021 clarifying its stand on Voluntary Registration and Labelling norms to be followed by the Medical Device Industry. CDSCO has called for feedback , suggestion from the industry to the proposed amendments.

Industry and stakeholders are requested to share feedback to CDSCO office, the details are listed in the notification below.

NOTIFICATION – New Delhi, the 12th October, 2021

G.S.R. 729(E).—The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Medical Device Rules, 2017, which the Central Government proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 12 and sub-section (1) of section 33 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940) and in consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board is hereby published for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules shall be taken into consideration on or after the expiry of a period of seven days from the date on which copies of the Gazette of India containing these draft rules are made available to public;

Objections and suggestions which may be received from any person within the period specified above will be considered by the Central Government;
Objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to

The Under Secretary (Drugs Regulation),
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Room No. 434, C Wing, Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110011
or
emailed at – drugsdiv-mohfw@gov.in.

DRAFT RULES

(1) (i) These rules may be called the Medical Devices (……Amendment) Rules, 2021.
(ii) These rules shall, unless specified otherwise, come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

(2) In the Medical Devices Rules, 2017(hereinafter to be referred as said rules), in rule 19B, in subrule(2), in item (iii), at the end, the following Proviso and Explanation thereto shall be inserted, namely:—

“Provided that in case the applicant submits, on or before the 30th November, 2021, an undertaking that applicant shall obtain the ISO 13485 certificate on or before the 31st May, 2022 in lieu of certificate of compliance as referred in clause (iii) of sub-rule (2) of rule 19B, a provisional registration number shall be generated which will remain valid up to the 31st May, 2022 or the date on which the applicant obtained such ISO certificate whichever is earlier. The said generated provisional registration number shall be valid for all purposes.

Explanation.— For the removal of doubt, it is hereby declared that in case of such ISO 13485 certificate not obtained before the 31st May, 2022 as per undertaking referred in the Proviso by the applicant the provisional registration shall be deemed to have been cancelled for all purposes
without any notice.”

(3) In the said rules, in rule 19C, for the words “shall mention the registration number” the following words, letters and figures shall be substituted, namely:—

“may, if so desired, mention the registration number or provisional registration number, as the case may be, for a period up to the 31st May, 2022, thereafter it shall be mandatory for all registration holders”.

(4) In the said rules, in rule 19D, in sub-rule(2), in item (iii), at the end, the following Proviso and Explanation thereto shall be inserted, namely:—

“Provided that in case the applicant submits, on or before the 30th November, 2021, an undertaking that applicant shall obtain the ISO 13485 certificate on or before the 31st May, 2022 in lieu of certificate of compliance as referred in clause (iii) of sub-rule (2) of rule 19D, a provisional registration number shall be generated which will remain valid up to the 31st May, 2022 or the date on which the applicant obtained such ISO certificate whichever is earlier. The said generated provisional registration number shall be valid for all purposes.

Explanation.— For the removal of doubt , it is hereby declared that in case of such ISO 13485 certificate not obtained before the 31st May, 2022 as per undertaking referred in the Proviso by the applicant the provisional registration shall be deemed to have been cancelled for all purposes
without any notice.”

(5) In the said rules, in rule 19E, for the words “shall mention the registration number” the following words, letters and figures shall be substituted, namely:—

“may, if so desired, mention the registration number or provisional registration number, as the case may be, for a period up to the 31st May, 2022, thereafter it shall be mandatory for all registration holders”.

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