Industry has a long tradition of working with healthcare professionals. The Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice is self regulated by industry, and provides guidance on the medical technology industry's relationships with healthcare professionals and consumers. Under the Code there are specific obligations that need to be noted to ensure that member companies maintain compliance.
It is a requirement of the Code that all member company staff engaged in direct interactions with healthcare professionals, and those involved in promotional activities or purchasing decisions complete MTAA approved Code training.
Who has to complete the Code Training?
A Company must ensure that every Company Representative employed in a role that involves contact with Healthcare Professionals and/or undertaking Promotional activities or purchasing decisions on behalf of the Company undertakes training on the operation of the Code provided by MTAA (either face-to-face or online). This training must;
- be completed by such new Company Representatives within three (3) months of commencing in the role, and
- be completed for each new edition of the Code (unless a direction is otherwise provided by MTAA).
Defining a Company Representative
Company Representative means any person or entity engaged in representing, acting for or advancing the interests of a Company pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding between that person or entity and the Company, including a contract of employment or other employment arrangements, or any agency or consultancy arrangement.
Types of Training
There are two training options available to medical technology companies that meet this requirement.
Module 2.1 Introduction to the Code of Practice (online)
Member and non-member companies may choose to complete MTAA’s self-paced online training, module 2.1 Introduction to the Code of Practice. This training is updated with the release of each new edition. The fee to complete this online module is free for members and $99 for non-members (including GST). Standard credit card fees apply.
August 2021 Update:
If you have enrolled in the Code of Practice E11 online training and have not completed it, please do so by midnight AEST Friday 27 August as the training will not be available after this date until the transition to the new LMS platform has been completed. The estimated date for this to be completed is Monday 6 September however, this date is subject to change.
Once the Code of Practice training is live on the new LMS platform, all MTAA members will have until 31 December 2021 to ensure that all employees who fall under the definition of Company Representative have completed the Code of Practice E11 online training (this is regardless of previous versions of the Code training have been completed).
Face to Face Code of Practice training
MTAA offers face to face training on the Code of Practice. This training will be modified to accommodate the company’s requirements. If you are interested, please contact MTAA on email@example.com or 02 9900 0626.