CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60601-2-52:11
Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-52: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of medical beds
This National Standard of Canada is equivalent to International Standard IEC 60601-2-52:2009.
201.1.1 * Scope
This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of
MEDICAL BEDS intended for adults, hereafter referred to as MEDICAL BED as defined in
If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to a MEDICAL BED only, or to
ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the
case, the clause or subclause applies both to MEDICAL BED and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant.
HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of MEDICAL BED or ME SYSTEMS within
the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard except in
7.2.13 and 8.4.1 of the general standard.
NOTE See also 4.2 of the General Standard.
The general standard is IEC 60601-1:2005, Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance.