Medical Device Registration and Approval in Guatemala

General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Guatemala. Become a LICENSALE.COM user to receive detailed device-specific compliance information for each market, including Guatemala, to expedite the preparation of your medical device or IVD registration application.

Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Guatemala

 REGULATORY AUTHORITY: The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare oversees regulation of medical and in-vitro diagnostic devices in Guatemala.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Guatemala follows the EU model of risk-based classification into Classes I, IIa, IIb, III and IV.

TIMEFRAME: The approval process takes between two and four months.

LICENSE VALIDITY:  Licenses issued in Guatemala expire after five years.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: An authorized representative is required.

Last updated on February 9 2015.

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