Medical Devices

Revised: 6 August 2018

This section describes how Medsafe regulates medical devices in New Zealand.

See also: Changes to the Definition of Medicines and Medical Devices Effective 1 July 2014 - Actions for Sponsors


Notify a medical device using the WAND database, access the WAND manual and quick reference guides.

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Education and Information

Find out if a product is a device, the legislation, definitions and organisations relevant to medical devices.

Safety Information

Information on safety concerns, recalls and how to report.

Regulatory Guidance

Information for sponsors and manufacturers of medical devices.

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Information on safety, regulatory action, and guidance

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