Procurement, reprocessing & maintenance

Every health institution that deals with medical devices is subject to a due diligence and must take all measures that are required, according to the state of the art, to ensure that health is not jeopardised. 

Swissmedic recommends that health institutions include a check for conformity with the relevant regulatory requirements during the procurement process for medical devices and that they check and keep the documentation on product conformity.

Information and guides for procurement of medical devices in health institutions:

The law states that professional users of medical devices are responsible for the reprocessing and maintenance of these medical devices. The following fact sheet provides an overview of the measures to be taken by professional users.