Developing an Equivalent to the National Medicines Policy for Medical Devices

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 17, pp. 412-425, 2009

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-63

15 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2010

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Thomas Alured Faunce

Australian National University

Matthew W. Smith

Australian National University (ANU)

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

While Australia has enjoyed the benefits of a National Medicines Policy (NMP) for many years, there is no national equivalent policy for medical devices. This is despite an established medical device legal framework that spans multiple departments across the Australian Government. The existing NMP offers an effective and proven benchmark for the development of a national medical devices policy. The four NMP principles of industry, standards, access and use are applicable to all phases of the medical device life-cycle and align with existing medical devices policy. This article proposes that Australia's approach to medical devices stands to benefit from an equivalent whole-of-government policy.

Suggested Citation

Faunce, Thomas Alured and Smith, Matthew W., Developing an Equivalent to the National Medicines Policy for Medical Devices (2009). Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 17, pp. 412-425, 2009; ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-63. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1658219

Thomas Alured Faunce (Contact Author)

Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
61 2 61253563 (Phone)

Matthew W. Smith

Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

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