As a code licensee, a company is obliged to sign a licence agreement stating that it supports the principles and requirements of and confirms its commitment to implementing the Code of Practice.
The licensee logo can be displayed on letterhead, business cards, promotional material and displayed at meetings and conferences. It may not be used on any product and does not indicate an endorsement or certification by MTAA of the company or its activities.
Companies interested in using the logo, need to sign the licence agreement and return the form in Schedule1 to Code Secretary.
Schedule 2 of the licence agreement sets out the requirements for the use of the logo. The agreement grants the use of the logo for one year and will incur an annual licence fee of $350.
The Code of Practice is a voluntary Code and, while binding for members of MTAA, is advisory for non-member medical technology companies.
Non-member companies which subscribe to the Code may also become licensees. This means that the company not only complies with the Code but also submits to its requirements for compliance monitoring and education.
The Code regulates, amongst other things, the nature of professional interactions with healthcare professionals including:
Claims and endorsements in advertising and promotional material.
Provision of product training and education by industry.
Sponsorship of, and grants for, third party educational conferences.
Hospitality for healthcare professionals.
Consultancy arrangements with healthcare professionals.
The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community.
MTAA represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. The range of medical technology is diverse with products ranging from familiar items such as syringes and wound dressings, through to high-technology implanted devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, hip and other orthopaedic implants. Products also include hospital and diagnostic imaging equipment such as ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging machines.
MTAA members distribute the majority of the non-pharmaceutical products used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability in Australia. Our member companies also play a vital role in providing healthcare professionals with essential education and training to ensure safe and effective use of medical technology.