This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO/TR 14969, Medical devices - Quality management systems - Guidance on the application of ISO 13485:2003, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Report ISO/TR 14969 (first edition, 2004-10-15). At the time of publication, ISO/TR 14969:2004 is available from ISO in English only.
This Technical Report provides guidance for the application of the requirements for quality management systems contained in ISO 13485. It does not add to, or otherwise change, the requirements of ISO 13485. This Technical Report does not include requirements to be used as the basis of regulatory inspection or certification assessment activities.
Note: The terms should, can and might within this Technical Report are used as follows. Should is used to indicate that, amongst several possibilities to meet a requirement in ISO 13485, one is recommended as being particularly suitable, without mentioning or excluding others, or that a certain course of action is preferred but not necessarily required. Can and might are used to indicate possibilities or options. These terms do not indicate requirements. This guidance can be used to better understand the requirements of ISO 13485 and to illustrate some of the variety of methods and approaches available for meeting the requirements of ISO 13485.