MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRATION AND APPROVAL IN Lebanon

MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRATION AND APPROVAL IN Lebanon

General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Lebanon
Last update: January 2024

Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Lebanon

REGULATORY AUTHORITY: The two bodies regulating medical device registration in Lebanon are The Drug Import and Export Department and The Sanitary Engineering Service, which both act under the Ministry of Public Health.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: The Lebanese authorities accept all classification systems.

TIMEFRAME: Medical device registration in Lebanon requires a period of three months.

LICENSE VALIDITY: The registration process is an import permit and must be performed with every shipment. Only implantable devices are regulated at the moment.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: The local importer will be considered the authorized representative for the foreign manufacturer.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Currently, only implantable devices are required to be registered.

 

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