CAN/CSA-ISO 13485:03 (R2013)
Medical Devices - Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Regulatory Purposes
This National Standard of Canada is equivalent to International Standard ISO 13485:2003 (second edition, 2003-07-15).
This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services.
The primary objective of this International Standard is to facilitate harmonized medical device regulatory requirements for quality management systems.
As a result, it includes some particular requirements for medical devices and excludes some of the requirements of ISO 9001 that are not appropriate as regulatory requirements.
Because of these exclusions, organizations whose quality management systems conform to this International Standard cannot claim conformity to ISO 9001 unless their quality management systems conform to all the requirements of ISO 9001 (see Annex B).