From breast implants, to pacemakers, to RFID chips which one is the only possible one that can used for the stated purpose in section B which is, “for linking such data with the information included in the registry”?
As we know from subsection A, the information in the registry is the name of a device.
Is it now starting to dawn on you just where exactly we are in prophecy? The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that— ‘‘is or has been used in or on a patient; ‘‘and is— ‘‘a class III device; or ‘‘a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.” What exactly is a class II device that is implantable?
I’ll ask that question again in a minute and follow up on it, but now I want to show you the law itself. As you saw earlier, it is the device approved by the FDA in 2004.
One thing is certain, the law mandates that within 3 years we will all have a chip under our skin that will serve this purpose.
Evidence of this logic is found in the deadline set for the start of the registry on page 1006.
“The Secretary of the Health Human Services, acting through the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, shall adopt standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in paragraph 1 (National Medical Device Registry), if such an identifier is required by section 519(f) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U. Let me say that again, medical device surveillance efforts!