Any information relating to requests to approve Apple Watch as a medical device

Mac Dalton made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Mac Dalton

Dear Ministry of Health,

In other jurisdictions the Apple Watch (Series 4 and 5) has been approved for use to produce ECGs.

I am curious as to whether this approval process is underway in New Zealand. As such, I'm seeking any relevant information you can provide me relating to this. For example, I'm interested in any applications, responses to applications or correspondence related to any applications.



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Kia ora

Thank you for your email dated 26 November 2019 requesting the following
information under the Official Information Act 1982:

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H201910165.

As required under the Act we will endeavour to respond to your request no
later than 24 December 2019, being 20 working days after the day your
request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.
Nga mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]


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