Medical Devices Directive

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from (93/42/EEC))
Jump to: navigation, search
Directive 93/42/EEC
European Union directive
Title Council Directive concerning medical devices
Made by Council
Made under Art. 100a TEEC
Journal reference L169, 12.07.1993 pp. 1-43
Date made 1993-06-14
Came into force 1993-07-12
Implementation date 1994-07-01
Other legislation
Replaces Directive 76/764/EEC
Amends Directive 84/539/EEC, Directive 90/385/EEC
Current legislation

The Medical Device Directive (Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 [1] concerning medical devices, OJ No L 169/1 of 1993-07-12) is intended to harmonise the laws relating to medical devices within the European Union. The MD Directive is a 'New Approach' Directive and consequently in order for a manufacturer to legally place a medical device on the European market the requirements of the MD Directive have to be met. Manufacturers' products meeting 'harmonised standards'[2] have a presumption of conformity to the Directive. Products conforming with the MD Directive must have a CE mark applied, the Directive was most recently reviewed and amended by the 2007/47/EC and a number of changes were made. Compliance with the revised directive became mandatory on March 21, 2010.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]