Same Surgical Procedure Exception under 21 CFR 1271.15(b): Questions and Answers Regarding the Scope of the Exception November 2017
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Guidance Issuing OfficeCenter for Biologics Evaluation and Research
We, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)1 at the FDA, are issuing this guidance to provide you, tissue establishments and healthcare professionals, with our current thinking on the scope of the exception set forth in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1271, specifically the exception set forth in 21 CFR 1271.15(b). This guidance does not address the other exceptions in 21 CFR 1271.15. This guidance, presented in question and answer format, provides our current interpretation of this regulation and includes examples based on inquiries received by the Agency since the final rule, “Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue Based Products; Establishment Registration and Listing” (Establishment Registration and Listing final rule) was published on January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5447).
You can submit online or written comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5))
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2014-D-1584.