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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

MEDICAL DEVICE ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE HEARING SCHEDULED BY REP. CONDIT for the first week in October, if Congress is still in session. Rep. Gary Condit's (D-Calif.) House Government Operations/Justice, Transportation, and Agriculture Subcommittee plans to address concerns at the hearing related to electromagnetic interference with medical devices caused by wireless communications products such as cellular phones. Vulnerable medical devices to be discussed at the hearing include power wheelchairs, blood gas monitors, hearing aids, pacemakers, and apnea monitors, according to staffers.

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