Canada – New transition regulations for the Interim Order Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices (COVID-19)

Health Canada created the interim order respecting the importation and sale of medical devices for use in relation to COVID-19 to accelerate access to medical devices in Canada during the COVID-19 outbreak. We plan to bring forward regulatory amendments that would allow many of the flexibilities under the interim orders (IOs) to continue after the IO expires. These transition regulations will ensure that medical devices authorized under the IO can continue to be sold, imported or distributed in Canada