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Medical Equipment: Artificial Intelligence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL17273, tabled on 17 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to regulate AI technology which can be implanted within the human body.

Answered on

25 July 2019

Implanted technology, that meets the definition of a medical device, is regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which ensures that such devices meet applicable standards for safety, quality and efficacy.

The Department, the MHRA and other national health and care bodies are engaging with partners across Government to ensure that our system of regulation keeps pace with new developments in technology.