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EU MDR Chapter 10 Article 123

Article 123 – Entry into force and date of application

  1. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
  2. It shall apply from 26 May 2021.
  3. By way of derogation from paragraph 2:
    1. Articles 35 to 50 shall apply from 26 November 2017. However, from that date until 26 May 2021, the obligations on notified bodies pursuant to Articles 35 to 50 shall apply only to those bodies which submit an application for designation in accordance with Article 38;
    2. Articles 101 and 103 shall apply from 26 November 2017;
    3. Article 102 shall apply from 26 May 2018;
    4. without prejudice to the obligations on the Commission pursuant to Article 34, where, due to circumstances that could not reasonably have been foreseen when drafting the plan referred to in Article 34(1), Eudamed is not fully functional on 26 May 2021, the obligations and requirements that relate to Eudamed shall apply from the date corresponding to six months after the date of publication of the notice referred to in Article 34(3). The provisions referred to in the preceding sentence are:

      Until Eudamed is fully functional, the corresponding provisions of Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC shall continue to apply for the purpose of meeting the obligations laid down in the provisions listed in the first paragraph of this point regarding exchange of information including, and in particular, information regarding vigilance reporting, clinical investigations, registration of devices and economic operators, and certificate notifications.

    5. Article 29(4) and Article 56(5) shall apply from 18 months after the later of the dates referred to in point (d);
    6. for implantable devices and for class III devices Article 27(4) shall apply from 26 May 2021. For class IIa and class IIb devices Article 27(4) shall apply from 26 May 2023. For class I devices Article 27(4) shall apply from 26 May 2025;
    7. for reusable devices that shall bear the UDI carrier on the device itself, Article 27(4) shall apply from two years after the date referred to in point (f) of this paragraph for the respective class of devices in that point;
    8. The procedure set out in Article 78 shall apply from 26 May 2027, without prejudice to Article 78(14);
    9. Article 120(12) shall apply from 26 May 2019.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Strasbourg, 5 April 2017.

For the European Parliament The President

For the Council The President



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