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FCC grants GE Healthcare waiver to expedite medical equipment during COVID-19 pandemic

May 12, 2020 / Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

The Federal Communications Commission today granted GE Healthcare’s request for a waiver to allow the importation, marketing and operation of certain GE medical devices from new suppliers for use in healthcare facilities.

The order, which was issued by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology, waives certain rules in Parts 2, 15, 18 and 95 of the agency’s rules. 

It also requires GE Healthcare to test the devices prior to deployment, and imposes a condition that GE must obtain the required equipment certifications for all devices within 18 months or it will have to collect any unauthorized devices at the end of the waiver period.

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Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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