May 14, 2020

FCC Grants GE Healthcare Waiver to Expedite Procurement of Medical Equipment

The FCC has granted GE Healthcare’s request for waiver to allow the importation, marketing, and operation of certain GE medical devices from new suppliers for use in healthcare facilities. Without the waiver, devices that are sourced from new suppliers or that contain new components would have required prior FCC equipment certification. Recognizing the disruption that COVID-19 has caused, the FCC issued this waiver to enable GE Healthcare to overcome disruptions in the medical device supply chain as it addresses the surge in demand for critical medical equipment.