News on the reorganization of Ethics Committees: Latest updates
In the past few months great strides have been made to establish the national ethics committees envisaged by Law No. 3 of 2018 (the “Lorenzin Law”), which were supposed to be identified by the Ministry of Health within sixty days of the Lorenzin Law taking effect.
Published Decree of Health Ministry identifying the ethics committees of national significance for clinical trials of medicinal products and medical devices
Published Decree of Health Ministry providing measures to enhance no-profit clinical trials and to regulate transfers of data and results of no-profit studies for registration purposes
Medical Devices Regulation: Note issued by the Ministry of Health to regulate the transition period
On November 12, 2021, the Ministry of Health published a note providing guidance on the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 46/1997 that shall still be considered applicable following the date of the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices and the issuance of the legislative decrees envisaged by Article 15 of Delegation Law No. 53/2021.
New national guidelines on telerehabilitation
Last October, the State-Regions Conference approved a document submitted by the Ministry of Health containing national guidelines for the delivery of telerehabilitation services by healthcare professionals.
The Consolidated Act on Rare Diseases is finally approved
After three years, Italy has finally adopted its first law on rare diseases. On November 3, 2021, the Italian Senate unanimously approved the Consolidated Act on Rare Diseases, or “Testo Unico sulle malattie rare”.