Guidance

Education and Guidance about the Code

Does the MTAA “sign off” proposed activities as being Code compliant?

No. The MTAA Code of Practice Manager can provide general information about the Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice but cannot sign off proposed activities as being Code compliant. Companies should raise any questions about specific business activities with their legal and/or compliance advisors.

Does the MTAA offer training about the Code?

Yes. The Code requires that all member company staff who interact with healthcare professionals (HCPs), or those involved in purchasing activities, complete MTAA approved Code training. There are two available options to companies to meet this requirement:

  1. Registering with MTAA for staff to complete an online introductory training module; or
  2. Developing in-house training on the Code which is then reviewed and approved by the MTAA before it can be delivered.

How often do staff need to do training on the Code?

Section 10 requires that a company must ensure its medical company representatives (MCRs) are fully aware of the Code. Every MCR (medical company represenative) working with HCPs and every employee in a role involving promotional activities or purchasing decisions must have Code training with each new edition of the Code. New employees must be trained in the Code within six months of their employment.

MTAA is pleased to announce that with launch of the Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice (Edition 9), the self-paced online module 2.1 Introduction to the Code of Practice (Edition 9) has been released, and for the first time provided free to members.  The non-member fee for completing this training is $99 per participant.

This module will take approximately two hours to complete.

Please contact Lee Grow (lgrow@mtaa.org.au), Professional Development Manager, if you have any queries.

Further information about the available options is available at the MTAA training module library.

Are there any brochures I can give to healthcare professionals and hospitals which explain the MTAA Code’s requirements?

Yes. The MTAA website offers a number of Code resources. You can download the current edition of the Code.