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GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Manufacturers Sharing Patient-Specific Information from Medical Devices with Patients Upon Request Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff October 2017

Final

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

Docket Number:
FDA-2016-D-1264
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

FDA developed this guidance to clarify our position regarding manufacturers appropriately and responsibly sharing “patient-specific information” – information unique to an individual patient or unique to that patient’s treatment or diagnosis that has been recorded, stored, processed, retrieved, and/or derived from a legally marketed medical device – with that patient at that patient’s request. This guidance provides information and recommendations to industry, healthcare providers, and FDA staff about the mechanisms and considerations for device manufacturers sharing such information with individual patients when they request it.

FDA's guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency's current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in Agency guidance means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.


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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2016-D-1264.