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Notification of implants
  1. Dominique Wouters
  1. Correspondence to Dominique Wouters, Pharmacy, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, 10 Avenue Hippocrate, Brussels 1200, Belgium; dominique.wouters{at}uclouvain.be

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The healthcare legislation dated 13 December 2006 made it compulsory to notify the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI) of all implantable medical devices in Belgium. The new legislation aims to set identical invoicing conditions for hospitals, whether patients are cared for in Ostend, Brussels or Arlon.

This new regulation applies to reimbursement for invasive implants and medical devices and allows for notification of implants bearing a European Commission certificate. Companies that market implants in Belgium must directly notify the NIHDI of their products. Implants that have not been notified, but …

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