FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME I - ORGANIZATIONS AND FUNCTIONSFOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF GLOBAL REGULATORY OPERATIONS AND POLICY
OFFICE OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF OPERATIONS
OFFICE OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND TOBACCO OPERATIONS
DIVISION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND TOBACCO INSPECTIONS
Effective Date: 08/07/2012
1. DIVISION OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND TOBACCO INSPECTIONS (DLLRIDB)
A. In coordination with the Office of Food and Feed Operations, Food and Feed Trip Planning Branch, develops and reviews policies and procedures governing foreign regulatory and non-regulatory trips; provides relevant and current information to travelers regarding safety concerns and precautions.
B. Manages the medical products foreign inspection cadres.
C. Performs medical products and tobacco inspections.
D. Monitors emerging issues and advancements in medical product and tobacco technology.
2. MEDICAL DEVICE AND TOBACCO INSPECTION BRANCH (DLLRIDB1)
A. Develops, reviews, and recommends procedures for inclusion in the Agency’s various guidance manuals. Reviews policy documents relative to the investigation and evaluation of the compliance of regulated medical products and tobacco facilities with the laws and regulations administered by the Agency.
B. Serves as operational liaison for medical products and tobacco inspection programs to FDA’s foreign offices.
C. Manages foreign medical device and drug inspection cadres.
D. Coordinates international medical product and tobacco regulatory activities, including the planning of all medical products foreign inspections and investigations.
E. As needed, participates in harmonization efforts with other FDA components and national and international governments.
F. Identifies and advocates for investigational medical product and tobacco training needs for Agency personnel and, as subject matter experts, participates in the design, implementation, and presentation of training programs.
G. Monitors emerging issues and advancements in technology and recommends and coordinates implementation into the Agency’s medical product and tobacco investigative activities.
H. Provides program direction to Agency units carrying out the objectives of the Bioresearch Monitoring Program.
I. Serves as subject matter experts on field operations relative to medical products and tobacco on external and internal cross Agency committees, workgroups and task forces.
J. In collaboration with the Centers, directs and coordinates ORA’s response to reports of adverse events relative to medical products and tobacco and potential drug shortages.
K. Creates, reviews, clears and/or issues field assignments. Serves as technical point of contact for these assignments and monitors outcomes of assignments.
3. AUTHORITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE
The functional statements for this Division were approved by the Commissioner of Food and Drug on August 7, 2012.