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Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMSE-001-10 —New Issue of RSS-243

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following revised document:

  • Radio Standards Specification 243 (RSS-243), Issue 3: Medical Devices Operating in the 401-406 MHz Frequency Band, sets out the minimum certification requirements for active Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) devices, which include Medical Implant Telemetry System (MITS) and Medical Data Service (MEDS) devices using new and emerging technologies for medical applications.

General information

RSS-243, Issue 3, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

This document has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC). The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to reflect the above change.

Any inquiries regarding RSS-243 should be directed to the Manager, Regulatory Standards, telephone: 613-990-4699, fax: 613-991-3961, e-mail:

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Regulatory Standards, for RSS-243, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and notice reference number (SMSE-001-10).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

Original signed on February 12, 2010

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Marc Dupuis
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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