Malaphor: Digital Health Law in Canada

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‘Right to Repair’ legislation for electronic products is introduced in Ontario – could it be circumvented by anti-circumvention?

On February 21, 2019, Bill 72, Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Right to Repair Electronic Products), 2019 was proposed and carried through first reading at the Ontario Legislative Assembly. This proposed law is similar to ones that have been introduced in many states in the United States, following a movement started in 2016 (read about the origins of the Ontario bill in the article by MobileSyrup here). The movement is mainly based on the principle that one should have the right to fix their own things (electronic products) or choose the repairperson. Of course, there’s also the desire for saving money as well as to reduce waste.

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Health Canada’s Draft Guidance on SaMD shows the medical devices laws need to be updated for digital health

About a year after it convened a Scientific Advisory Panel with respect to Software-as-a-Medical-Device (SaMD), Health Canada has now released a Draft Guidance Document for public comment until March 29, 2019.

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World Health Organization Digital Health Symposium to be held February 6-8, 2019

The World Health Organization, Europe Region, is holding a symposium on the “Future of Digital Health Systems” February 6-8, 2019. Certain sessions will be streamed via a link available through the page below.

http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Health-systems/pages/news/news/2019/2/what-you-need-to-know-about-digital-health-systems