Medical Devices – The supervision of medical equipment will be transferred to the Norwegian Medicines Agency

The Norwegian Directorate of Health is currently a professional and supervisory authority for medical equipment in Norway and supervises products, manufacturers and other traders, as well as technical control bodies.

The Ministry of Health and Care Services has decided that the Directorate of Health's management tasks related to the medical equipment area shall be transferred to the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NOMA), - likely witheffect from 1 January 2018.

The transfer to NOMA is to be seen in connection with the introduction of new regulations for medical devices, adopted by the European Parliament on 5 April 2017.

With this, the industry in Norway will have the same supervisory agency as in Denmark, Sweden and most of the other EU countries.

 

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