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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE MEDICAL DEVICES ACT

Presidential Decree No. 26375, jun. 30, 2015

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 27209, May 31, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28224, Aug. 1, 2017

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters delegated by the Medical Devices Act and matters necessary for the enforcement thereof.
 Article 2 (Composition of Medical Devices Committee)
(1) The Medical Devices Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") under Article 5 (1) of the Medical Devices Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be comprised of not less than 50, nor more than 100, members, including one chairperson and two vice chairpersons.
(2) The Vice Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall be the chairperson, and each public official who belongs to each senior civil service corps of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety shall be the vice chairpersons. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Members of the Committee shall be appointed or commissioned by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety from among any of the following persons, and the Minister of Health and Welfare may recommend members: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19513, Jun. 12, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Public officials of at least Grade IV in charge of affairs related to medical devices or public officials in general service belonging to the senior civil service corps;
2. Persons recommended by the heads of organizations related to medical devices, civil organizations (referring to non-profit, non-governmental organizations under Article 2 of the Assistance for Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations Act), related societies, universities, and colleges;
3. Persons who have adequate knowledge and experience in medical devices.
 Article 3 (Term of Office of Members)
The term of office of members shall be two years: Provided, That the term of office of public officials shall be the period during which he/she holds office.
 Article 3-2 (Dismissal of Members)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may dismiss a member of the Committee prescribed in Article 2 (3) 2 or 3, if:
1. The member becomes incapable of performing his/her duties due to any mental disorder;
2. The member engages in any misconduct in relation to his/her duties;
3. The member is deemed unfit as a member, due to neglect of a duty, loss of dignity or other grounds;
4. The member voluntarily admits that it is impracticable for him/her to perform his/her duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 4 (Duties of Chairperson)
(1) The Chairperson shall represent the Committee, and shall exercise overall control of the affairs of the Committee.
(2) When the Chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to any unavoidable reasons, a vice chairperson designated by the Chairperson shall act on behalf of the chairperson.
 Article 5 (Meetings)
(1) The Chairperson shall convene and preside over the meeting of the Committee.
(2) The Chairperson shall convene a meeting without delay when requested by the Minister of Health and Welfare, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, or a majority of all the incumbent members. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Resolutions at a meeting of the Committee shall require the attendance of a majority of all the incumbent members and the consent of a majority of those present.
 Article 6 (Hearing of Opinions)
When deemed necessary in connection with the matters to be deliberated upon by the Committee, the chairperson may require related persons or professionals to appear, and hear their opinions.
 Article 7 (Subcommittees)
(1) The Committee may establish subcommittees by field to operate the Committee efficiently.
(2) A subcommittee shall be comprised of not more than 20 members, and the chairperson of a subcommittee shall be elected by and from among the members of the subcommittee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22247, Jun. 30, 2010>
(3) Members of a subcommittee shall be nominated by the chairperson of the Committee from among members who have abundant expertise and experience in the relevant field.
(4) A subcommittee meeting shall be held with the attendance of a majority of all the incumbent subcommittee members and pass a resolution with the consent of 2/3 of those present.
(5) Matters deliberated and resolved upon by a subcommittee shall be deemed deliberated and resolved upon by the Committee, except where the Chairperson deems that they need to be re-deliberated on by another subcommittee.
(6) For the efficient deliberation of a subcommittee, a subcommittee may establish its subordinate committees. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22247, Jun. 30, 2010>
(7) The provisions of paragraphs (2) through (4) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the composition and operation of subordinate committees referred to in paragraph (6). In such cases, "subcommittee" shall be construed as "subordinate committee," "not more than 20 persons" as "not more than 10 persons," "head of the subcommittee" as "head of the subordinate committee" and "members of the subcommittee," as "members of the subordinate committee," respectively. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27209, May 31, 2016>
(8) Matters deliberated and resolved upon by a subordinate committee shall be deemed deliberated and resolved upon by the Committee, except where the Chairperson deems that they need to be re-deliberated on by the subcommittee or other subordinate committee. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27209, May 31, 2016>
(9) Matters necessary for the types and operation of the subcommittees and subordinate committees and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety in consultation with the Minister of Health and Welfare, subject to resolution by the Committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22247, Jun. 30, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 8 (Research Members)
(1) In order to conduct in advance, the research and examination of matters to be deliberated upon by the Committee, the Committee may have up to ten research members.
(2) Research members shall conduct in advance surveys and research on the matters to be deliberated upon by the Committee upon the order of the chairperson.
(3) A research member may attend and speak at a Committee meeting.
(4) In order to assist research members, the Committee may have up to 10 researchers.
(5) Research members and researchers shall be appointed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety from among persons who have adequate expertise and experience in medical devices. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 9 (Executive Secretary and Clerks)
(1) The Committee shall have one executive secretary and a few clerks.
(2) The executive secretary and clerks shall be appointed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety from among public officials belonging to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 10 (Allowances, Travel Expense, etc.)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may pay allowances and travel expenses to members, travel expenses to professionals who have attended a committee meeting under Article 6, and research expenses and travel expenses for surveys, research, etc. to research members and researchers, respectively, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 10-2 (Matters to be Observed by Distributors and Lessors)
The following matters shall be observed by a distributor or lessor under Article 18 (1) of the Act:
1. Matters concerning the method of ensuring the quality of medical devices and the maintenance of order in distribution related to safety, and so on, which are prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister;
2. Matters concerning the maintenance of order in distribution, and so on, other than the matters prescribed in subparagraph 1, which are prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013]
 Article 10-3 (Designation of and Entrustment of Duties to Integrated Medical Device Information Center)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall designate medical devices information and technology support center prescribed in Article 42 of the Act as the integrated medical device information center pursuant to Article 31-4 (1) of the Act.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall entrust the following duties to the medical devices information and technology support center pursuant to Article 31-4 (1) of the Act:
1. Collection, investigation, processing, use and provision of information on distribution of medical devices prescribed in Article 31-2 of the Act and information on medical devices prescribed in Article 31-3 (2) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "integrated medical device information");
2. Operation of the integrated medical device information system prescribed in Article 31-3 (1) of the Act;
3. Management of medical devices standard code registered pursuant to Article 31-3 (2) of the Act;
4. Development and dissemination of programs necessary for submission and registration of integrated medical device information and medical devices standard code and other support;
5. Formulation and implementation of master plans for standardization of integrated medical device information recorded in and managed by the integrated medical device information system pursuant to Article 31-3 of the Act;
6. Study, education and publicity for standardization of integrated medical device information recorded in and managed by the integrated medical device information system pursuant to Article 31-3 of the Act;
7. Other duties deemed necessary for the management and technical support, etc. of the integrated medical device information system by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 28224, Aug. 1, 2017]
<<Enforcement Date of Article 10-3 : Unconfirmed>>
 Article 11 (Criteria for Calculation of Penalty Surcharges)
(1) The amount of a penalty surcharge under Article 38 (2) of the Act shall be calculated by applying the criteria specified in attached Table 1, in accordance with the criteria for business suspension disposition prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister taking into consideration the types, severity, etc. of violations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (the head of a Gu means the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter referred to as "the head of a Si/Gun/Gu") may increase or decrease the amount of a penalty surcharge up to 1/2 of the amount thereof calculated under paragraph (1), taking into account the business scale of the medical device handler, severity and frequency of violation, and other relevant matters: Provided, That even in cases of increase, the total amount of the penalty surcharge shall not exceed 50 million won. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 12 (Procedures for Imposition and Payment of Penalty Surcharges)
(1) When the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to impose a penalty surcharge under Article 38 of the Act, he/she shall notify a violator in writing of the payment of a penalty surcharge, specifying the type of violation, the amount of the relevant penalty surcharge, method of filing an objection, period for objection, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A person in receipt of the notification under paragraph (1) shall pay the penalty surcharge to a collecting agency designated by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, within 20 days from the receipt of the notification: Provided, That if the person is unable to pay the penalty surcharge within the specified period due to a natural disaster or any other unavoidable cause, he/she shall pay it within seven days from the date such cause ceases to exist. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Upon receiving a payment of a penalty surcharge under paragraph (2), the relevant collecting agency shall issue a receipt to the payer and notify the fact of collection to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu without delay. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) No penalty surcharge shall be paid in installments.
 Article 12-2 (Disposition on Defaulters of Penalty Surcharges)
(1) If a person obligated to pay a penalty surcharge under the main sentence of Article 38 (4) of the Act fails to pay it by the deadline for payment, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu shall issue a demand note within 15 days after the elapse of the deadline for payment. In such cases, the deadline for payment shall be specified to be within 10 days from the issuance date of demand note. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) If a person who has not paid a penalty surcharge under paragraph (1) fails to pay it by the deadline for payment even after receiving a demand note, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or the head of the Si/Gun/Gu shall revoke the imposition of the penalty surcharge and issue the disposition for suspension of business: Provided, That in cases falling under the proviso to Article 38 (4), such penalty surcharge shall be collected in the same manner as delinquent national taxes are collected or in accordance with the Act on the Collection, etc. of Local Non-Tax Revenue. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
(3) Where the imposition of a penalty surcharge is to be revoked and business suspension is to be ordered under paragraph (2) 1, a person subject to such disposition shall be notified thereof in writing, with the matters required for the disposition for business suspension, such as the grounds for the changed disposition and the period of business suspension.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20157, Jul. 3, 2007]
 Article 12-3 (Operation of Medical Device Information and Technology Assistance Center)
Where necessary for financial support, etc. for the Medical Device Information and Technology Assistance Center under Article 42 of the Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may request the head of the Medical Device Information and Technology Assistance Center to submit its business plan, budgetary documents for each business year, and other data. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011]
 Article 13 (Delegation of Authority)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate the following authority to the commissioner of each Regional Food and Drug Administration pursuant to Article 44 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27209, May 31, 2016>
1. Approval for manufacturing business under Article 6 (1) of the Act;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
3. Conditional approval for manufacturing business under Article 7 of the Act;
4. and 5. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
6. Approval of amendment to approval for manufacturing business under Article 12 of the Act;
7. Acceptance of notification on permanent closure, temporary closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act;
8. Approval for import business under Article 15 (1) of the Act;
9. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
10. Conditional approval for import business under Article 7 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 15 (6) of the Act;
11. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
12. Approval of amendment to approval for import business under Article 12 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 15 (6) of the Act;
13. Acceptance of notification on permanent closure, temporary closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 15 (6) of the Act;
13-2. Orders to report and announce a recall plan of a medical device causing harm under Article 31 (2) and (3) of the Act;
13-3. Full or partial exemption from administrative dispositions under Article 31 (6) of the Act;
14. Orders to report, and entry, inspection, inquiries, and collection under Article 32 of the Act;
15. Inspection orders under Article 33 of the Act;
16. Orders to recall or destroy medical devices, take other measure, and make public announcements under Article 34 (1) of the Act;
17. Orders to destroy, envelop, or seal goods at issue or take other necessary measures under Article 34 (2) of the Act;
18. Orders to suspend the use of, or repair, a medical device, or take other necessary measures under Article 35 of the Act;
19. Orders to revoke approval or certification, prohibit manufacturing or import of item categories or items, or suspend business activities under Article 36 of the Act;
20. Imposition and collection of penalty surcharges under Article 38 of the Act;
21. Hearings on the revocation of approval or certification, the prohibition of manufacturing or import of item categories or items, or the suspension of business activities under Article 39 of the Act;
21-2. Approval for commission, education, dismissal or exclusive access of medical device surveillance consumer officers pursuant to Article 40-2 of the Act;
22. Renewal of permits for manufacturing business or permits for import business under Article 49 of the Act;
23. Collection of fees for approval of manufacturing business or approval for import business and for approval of amendment thereto under Article 50 of the Act;
24. Imposition and collection of administrative fines under Article 56 (1) 1, 1-2, 2, and 3 of the Act.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate the following authority over repairers of medical devices to the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Do Governors, and Special Self-Governing Province Governor pursuant to Article 44 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Acceptance of reports on repair business under Article 16 (1) of the Act;
2. Acceptance of amendment to reports on repair business under Article 12 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4) of the Act;
3. Acceptance of notification on permanent closure, temporary closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4) of the Act;
4. Orders to report, and entry, inspection, inquiries, and collection under Article 32 of the Act;
5. Inspection orders under Article 33 of the Act;
6. Orders to recall or destroy medical devices, take other measures, or make public announcements under Article 34 (1) of the Act;
7. Orders to destroy, envelop, or seal goods at issue or take other necessary measures under Article 34 (2) of the Act;
8. Orders to suspend the use of, or repair, a medical device, or take other necessary measures under Article 35 of the Act;
9. Closure of business places and suspension of business activities under Article 36 of the Act;
10. Imposition and collection of penalty surcharges under Article 38 of the Act;
11. Hearings on closure of business places and suspension of business activities under Article 39 of the Act;
12. Renewal of notification acceptance letters under Article 49 of the Act;
13. Collection of fees under Article 50 of the Act;
14. Imposition and collection of administrative fines under Article 56 (1) 2 and 3 of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011]
 Article 13 (Delegation of Authority)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate the following authority to the commissioner of each Regional Food and Drug Administration pursuant to Article 44 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27209, May 31, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28224, Aug. 1, 2017>
1. Approval for manufacturing business under Article 6 (1) of the Act;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
3. Conditional approval for manufacturing business under Article 7 of the Act;
4. and 5. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
6. Approval of amendment to approval for manufacturing business under Article 12 of the Act;
7. Acceptance of notification on permanent closure, temporary closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act;
8. Approval for import business under Article 15 (1) of the Act;
9. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
10. Conditional approval for import business under Article 7 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 15 (6) of the Act;
11. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
12. Approval of amendment to approval for import business under Article 12 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 15 (6) of the Act;
13. Acceptance of notification on permanent closure, temporary closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 15 (6) of the Act;
13-2. Orders to report and announce a recall plan of a medical device causing harm under Article 31 (2) and (3) of the Act;
13-3. Full or partial exemption from administrative dispositions under Article 31 (6) of the Act;
14. Orders to report, and entry, inspection, inquiries, and collection under Article 32 of the Act;
15. Inspection orders under Article 33 of the Act;
16. Orders to recall or destroy medical devices, take other measure, and make public announcements under Article 34 (1) of the Act;
17. Orders to destroy, envelop, or seal goods at issue or take other necessary measures under Article 34 (2) of the Act;
18. Orders to suspend the use of, or repair, a medical device, or take other necessary measures under Article 35 of the Act;
19. Orders to revoke approval or certification, prohibit manufacturing or import of item categories or items, or suspend business activities under Article 36 of the Act;
20. Imposition and collection of penalty surcharges under Article 38 of the Act;
21. Hearings on the revocation of approval or certification, the prohibition of manufacturing or import of item categories or items, or the suspension of business activities under Article 39 of the Act;
21-2. Approval for commission, education, dismissal or exclusive access of medical device surveillance consumer officers pursuant to Article 40-2 of the Act;
22. Renewal of permits for manufacturing business or permits for import business under Article 49 of the Act;
23. Collection of fees for approval of manufacturing business or approval for import business and for approval of amendment thereto under Article 50 of the Act;
24. Imposition and collection of administrative fines prescribed in Article 56 (1) of the Act.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate the following authority over repairers of medical devices to the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Do Governors, and Special Self-Governing Province Governor pursuant to Article 44 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 28224, Aug. 1, 2017>
1. Acceptance of reports on repair business under Article 16 (1) of the Act;
2. Acceptance of amendment to reports on repair business under Article 12 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4) of the Act;
3. Acceptance of notification on permanent closure, temporary closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act, which is applied mutatis mutandis under Article 16 (4) of the Act;
4. Orders to report, and entry, inspection, inquiries, and collection under Article 32 of the Act;
5. Inspection orders under Article 33 of the Act;
6. Orders to recall or destroy medical devices, take other measures, or make public announcements under Article 34 (1) of the Act;
7. Orders to destroy, envelop, or seal goods at issue or take other necessary measures under Article 34 (2) of the Act;
8. Orders to suspend the use of, or repair, a medical device, or take other necessary measures under Article 35 of the Act;
9. Closure of business places and suspension of business activities under Article 36 of the Act;
10. Imposition and collection of penalty surcharges under Article 38 of the Act;
11. Hearings on closure of business places and suspension of business activities under Article 39 of the Act;
12. Renewal of notification acceptance letters under Article 49 of the Act;
13. Collection of fees under Article 50 of the Act;
14. Imposition and collection of administrative fines under Article 56 (1) 2 and Article 56 (1) 2-3 of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011]
<<Enforcement Date of Article 13 : Unconfirmed>>
 Article 13-2 (Management of Sensitive Information and Personally Identifiable Information)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety (including persons to whom the authority of the Minister of Food and Drug Safety is delegated or entrusted under Article 44 of the Act) and the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (including persons to whom his/her authority is delegated or entrusted where such authority is delegated or entrusted) may manage data containing information on health under Article 23 of the Personal Information Protection Act, information falling under criminal history records under subparagraph 2 of Article 18 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act (limited to information violating statues concerning medical devices) or resident registration numbers or foreigner registration numbers prescribed in Article 19 of the same Decree, to perform the following affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015; Act No. 28224, Aug. 1, 2017>
1. Affairs related to manufacturing business approvals, etc. under Article 6 of the Act;
2. Affairs related to conditional manufacturing business approvals, etc. under Article 7 of the Act;
3. Affairs related to approval of amendment to manufacturing business approvals, etc. under Article 12 of the Act;
4. Affairs related to notification of manufacturers on temporary shutdown, permanent closure, resumption, and changes under Article 14 of the Act;
5. Affairs related to import business approval, conditional business approval, approval of amendment to import business approvals, and notification on temporary shutdown, permanent closure, resumption, and changes under Article 15 of the Act;
6. Affairs related to notification on repair business and changes thereto, and notification on permanent closure, temporary shutdown, resumption, and changes under Article 16 of the Act;
7. Affairs related to notification on distribution business and leasing business, changes thereof, and notification on permanent closure, temporary shutdown, resumption, and changes under Article 17 of the Act;
7-2. Affairs related to preparing, keeping or submitting data by handlers or users of medical devices subject to tracking management prescribed in Article 30 (1) of the Act;
7-3. Affairs related to reports on patients who have used the relevant medical devices in relation to their adverse effects, recall of such medical devices and notification thereof pursuant to Article 31 of the Act;
8. Affairs related to the issuance of identification documents to relevant public officials for entry, inspection, questioning, and collection under Article 32 of the Act to verify their authority;
9. Affairs related to administrative dispositions under Articles 34 through 37 of the Act;
10. Affairs related to the imposition and collection of penalty surcharges under Article 38 of the Act;
11. Affairs related to hearings under Article 39 of the Act;
12. Affairs related to the appointment of medical device surveillance officers of medical devices under Article 40 of the Act;
13. Affairs related to the succession to status of manufacturers, etc. under Article 47 of the Act;
14. Affairs related to the renewal of a approval, certification, or notification acceptance letter under Article 49 of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 14 (Criteria for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
The criteria for imposition of administrative fines under Article 56 (1) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 2.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 30, 2004.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19513, Jun. 12, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2006.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20157, Jul. 3, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on July 4, 2007: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 13 shall enter into force 30 days after the date of their promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20679, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22247, Jun. 30, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2011: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 7 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Dispositions, etc.)
Notifications on medical device repair business accepted, dispositions issued, and other acts conducted by administrative agencies under the previous provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed notifications on medical device repair business accepted, dispositions issued, and other acts conducted by administrative agencies under the corresponding provisions of this Decree, and notifications filed with, and other acts conducted in relation to, administrative agencies under the previous provisions shall be deemed notifications filed with, and other acts conducted in relation to, administrative agencies under the corresponding provisions of this Decree.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23200, Oct. 7, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on October 8, 2011: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 12-3 shall enter into force on April 8, 2012, and the part concerning the delegation of authority over item categories and items subject to manufacturing approval or import approval among the amended provisions of Article 13 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Dispositions, etc.)
Approvals granted, notifications accepted, dispositions issued, and other acts conducted by administrative agencies pursuant to the previous provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed approvals granted, notifications accepted, dispositions issued, and other acts conducted by administrative agencies pursuant to the corresponding provisions of this Decree, and applications for approvals filed with, notifications filed with, and other acts conducted in relation to, administrative agencies pursuant to the previous provisions shall be deemed applications for approvals filed with, notifications filed with, and other acts conducted in relation to, administrative agencies under the corresponding provisions of this Decree.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 2, the previous criteria for imposition of administrative fines shall apply to violations committed before this Decree enters into force.
(2) An administrative fine imposed for a violation committed before this Decree enters into force shall not be included in the calculation of the frequency of violation under the amended provisions of attached Tale 2.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24480, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Enforcement Date of Partially Amended Medical Devices Act)
"The date prescribed by the Presidential Decree" in Article 1 (2) of the Addenda to the wholly amended Government Organization Act (Act No. 11690) means the promulgation date of this Decree.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Members, etc. of the Medical Devices Committee)
(1) Members of the Medical Devices Committee appointed or commissioned by the Minister of Health and Welfare pursuant to the previous provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed appointed or commissioned by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to the amended provisons of Article 2 (3).
(2) Research members and researchers of the Medical Devices Committee appointed by the Minister of Health and Welfare pursuant to the previous provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed appointed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to the amended provisons of Article 8 (5).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25357, May 21, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 7, 2014.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26375, Jun. 30, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 29, 2015: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 12-2 (2) and Table 2 shall enter into force on the date of their promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Dispositions on Defaulters of Penalty Surcharges)
The amended provisions of Article 12-2 (2) shall apply to any person who fails to pay his/her penalty surcharge by the deadline for payment even after receiving a demand note before this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Delegation of Authority)
Notwithstanding amended provisions of Article 13 (1), the previous provisions shall govern the cases where procedures for manufacturing approval, manufacturing notification, import approval, import notification, etc. of medical devices are in progress; procedures for reporting of a recall plan for a medical device, issuing an order for announcement of such plan to the public, and granting full or partial exemption from an administrative disposition are in progress; or procedures for collecting an administrative fine imposed on any person who fails to report the production results, etc., of medical devices are in progress.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27209, May 31, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28224, Aug. 1, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on the enforcement date prescribed in the main sentence of Article 1 of the Addenda of the Medical Devices Act partially amended (Act No. 14330): Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 13-2 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.