Reselling Used Medical Devices to Third Parties

Subject: Facilities
Setting: Equipment
Type: Risk Notes

Overview of Issue

Hospitals may resell used medical devices to third parties in certain instances but they do so with some risk. There are steps they can take to mitigate the risk. There are certain devices that cannot be resold. HIROC’s experience is that issues arising from the reselling of devices are infrequent, and most resales are made to the United States.

Key Points

Regulatory Risk

  • Under Health Canada’s rules, hospitals may resell a used:
    • Class I device for human use;
    • Class II, III or IV device for human use if the....