Electrical Certification and Medical Devices
In addition to the electrical certification, all medical devices intended for use on humans must be licensed by Health Canada. A piece of equipment is considered a medical device it is represented as a diagnostic tool by its manufacturer and it is intended to be used on human beings. It is important to note that licensing as a medical device does not necessarily include CSA electrical certification. To determine whether a medical device is licensed for use in Canada, please refer to the Health Canada webpage. A searchable database of all licensed medical devices is provided.
If a medical device is not licensed for use in Canada and a P.I. wishes to use it in their research, please contact EHS for more information.
In accordance with the BC Electrical Safety Regulation (2004), all electrical equipment, including medical devices, must contain a certification mark as indicated by the British Columbia Safety Authority. To determine whether a piece of equipment has an approved certification mark, please refer to the BC Safety Authority webpage
If a piece of equipment does not have an approved certification mark, Intertek Testing Services, located in Coquitlam, can certify the equipment for a fee. Intertek's phone number is 604-520-3321.
Please note that battery operated equipment does not require electrical certification. However, the associated battery charger must contain a BC Safety Authority approved certification mark.