The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has granted accreditation to Groupement pour l'évaluation des dispositifs medicaux (G-MED), as a Quality Management Systems registration body. This accreditation is granted in accordance with the provisions of:
- CAN-P-10B: Criteria for the Accreditation of Organizations Registering Quality Systems (ISO/IEC Guide 62),
- CAN-P-1517: Conditions and Procedures for the Accreditation of Organizations Registering Quality Systems, and
- IAF Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC Guide 62.
In addition to being accredited by the SCC to provide quality management systems registration, G-MED has also been recognized by Health Canada under the Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS) in accordance with the requirements of Q90RO Policy on CMDCAS.
“Accreditation is a major investment for registrars and demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards,” said Pat Paladino, Director of Conformity Assessment at the SCC. “Registration by an accredited organization sends a message to customers, governments and the public that an organization takes seriously its commitment to providing services that add value to its clients.”
The SCC is the Canadian member body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has internationally recognized credentials. The SCC's accreditation program for Quality Systems verifies and formally recognizes a registration body's competence to conduct ISO 9000 registrations and provides assurance that it is capable of delivering services of a consistent quality.
Given the Council's status as a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Multi-lateral arrangement, ISO 9000 registration certificates issued by SCC-accredited registration bodies are recognized internationally.
The Standards Council of Canada is a Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective voluntary standardization, and is Canada's representative at ISO and the IAF. For more information on the Standards Council's accreditation programs visit www.scc.ca, or contact the Standards Council's Conformity Assessment Branch via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.