FDA site provides info on medical devices

For a central source of information on the Y2K compliance status of specific medical devices, you can turn to the Food and Drug Admini stra tion’s biomedical equipment Web site at: www.fda.gov/cdrh/yr2000/year2000. html.

The site includes a searchable list of bio medical equipment and each piece’s Y2K compliance status. "Compliance," in this case, means the device will function 100% as intended, in that the year change will not adversely affect the device’s operation.

The database will allow you to search for specific items of biomedical equipment and determine each item’s compliance status and the effect of noncompliance.