LGBT Tech is proud to have joined forces with Health IT Now (LINK “Health IT Now” – http://healthitnow.org/health-now-commends-senate-help-committee/ and other progressive organizations on a recent letter to the Senate HELP Committee thanking them for inclusion of the MEDTECH Act on the markup list for March 9, 2016. The Senate HELP Committee passed the MEDTECH Act!
The MEDTECH Act aims to exempt low-risk medical software and mobile apps from regulation by the FDA while clarifying which offerings fall under federal authority. It is our hope that passage of this bill will allow the FDA to focus its resources and staff on ensuring the safety of those new medical technologies that pose the greatest risk to consumers while removing regulatory uncertainty that may hamper health app and software developers from creating new beneficial health products.
A copy of the MEDTECH Act bill can be found here: