Medical devices are classified on the basis of the level of risk for the user, the location and method of use, dependence on the power source, useful life and other characteristics. With respect to the level of risk for the user, they are divided into the following classes:
- class I – low risk
- class IIa – medium risk
- class IIb – high risk, and
- class III – the highest level of risk
With respect to the site and method of use, they are divided into invasive and non-invasive medical devices, and with regard to their dependence on the power source into active and passive medical devices.
In vitro diagnostic medicinal devices are classified on the basis of the level of risk:
- list A,
- list B,
- medical devices for self-testing not included in List A or List B, andall other in vitro diagnostic medicinal devices.
Medical devices are classified on the basis of the classification rules laid down in Annex IX to Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices and on the basis of the rules for in vitro diagnostic medical devices laid down in Annex II to Directive 98/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 1998 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
Expert advice procedure
On the basis of the application of the applicant, JAZMP offers:
- Expert advice regarding translation of the instructions for use and labelling of medical devices;
- Expert advice relating to the borderline between medical devices and other products
- Expert advice relating to classification of medical devices into appropriate class.
In case of doubt as to the classification of medical devices, JAZMP provides expert advice regarding classification. Professional expertise is provided on the basis of the client’s written application, which should include the following documentation:
- applicant’s details,
- product name,
- product description (composition),
- product’s main purpose of operation,
- product’s purpose of use,
- instructions for use of the product,
- product promotion material, and
- proof of fee remittance.
Costs of the procedure
- for expert advice regarding to translation of the instructions for use and labelling of medical devices (1500 character per page without a space) 50 points,
- for expert advice relating to the distinction between medical devices and other products 200 points,
- for expert advice relating to placing medical devices in the appropriate class 250 points.
The fees are specified in points. Value of one point is 5 EUR excluding tax. The amount of the fee is the point value multiplied by the number of points.
The applicant pays the fee upon the receipt of the JAZMP’s call for payment or notification from JAZMP regarding payment of the fee.
JAZMP sends a notification regarding payment of the fee to the e-mail address of the applicant. The applicant pays the procedure fee within 15 days to the JAZMP account.