Complaint Handling in Compliance with FDA and ISO Regulations
This session will include the requirements for defining, documenting, and implementing a complaint-handling system, including the requirements for complaint review, investigation, and corrective action, as well as the ISO-specific implications.
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Negative customer feedback about a medical device's performance or safety is a strong indicator of whether a firm's manufacturing process is in control. This feedback is therefore subject to many requirements in both the QSR and ISO 13485. Failure to follow up on complaints about medical devices is among the most frequently cited observations on FDA-483s.
This session will discuss the best way to document customer feedback, what constitutes a complaint, and what do with "non-complaint" feedback. Also contained will be a suggested method on including complaint trending into your firm's CAPA program. Additionally, the application of risk management to a complaint handling system will be reviewed, and a specific risk management system explained.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- FDA and ISO requirements for complaint handling
- Establishment of complaint handling program
- What constitutes a complaint
- ISO-specific implications of complaint handling
- The roles of investigation and corrective action in complaint handling
- Complaint trending and reporting
- Application of risk management to complaint handling program
- Regulatory Management
- QA Management
- Customer Service Personnel
- Sales Personnel
- Quality System Auditors
Jeff Kasoff ,RAC,CMQ/OE is the Principal Consultant at Lean to Quality, LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in Quality and Regulatory management. Over that time, He has implemented and overseen quality system operations and assured compliance, at all sizes of company, from start-up to more than $100 million in revenue. This multi-faceted experience makes Jeff uniquely qualified to address compliance issues across the entire range of company sizes.
Jeff has also been primary liaison with FDA inspectors and notified body auditors, giving him first-hand experience with the most common issues surfaced by regulatory agencies.
Jeff received his Regulatory Affairs Certification from RAPS, his Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence certification from ASQ, and his Lean Black Belt from IIE.