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Electrical equipment in medical practice



Reference EN 60601-2-52:2010
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-52: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical beds
Project Number 16043
Abstract/Scope IEC 60601-2-52:2009 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of medical beds intended for adults. This first edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60601-2-38, published in 1996, and its Amendment 1 (1999). This edition constitutes a technical revision. IEC 60601-2-52:2009 is the realization of much work in alignment, and scope adjustment between IEC 60601-2-38, EN 1970, and the third edition of IEC 60601-1.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-04-09
Current Stage code deadline 2011-01-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/295
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document IEC 60601-2-52:2009 (EQV)
ICS 11.140 - Hospital equipment
Keywords Medical equipment; Bed
Note IEC work in cooperation with ISO to combine IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-2-38 and EN 1970 * Supersedes EN 60601-2-38:1996 + A1:2000 & EN 1970 (from CEN) * Document prepared by a Joint Working Group IEC/SC 62D & ISO/TC 173, with involvement of CLC/TC 62 and CEN/TC 293
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-04-09 2011-01-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-04-01 2010-06-01  
5061 2010-02-22 2010-04-01  
5060 2009-10-20 2009-11-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-08-14 2009-10-16  
3090 2008-08-22 2008-11-30  
5060 2008-01-14 2008-01-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-27 2008-01-11  
1090 2007-07-24 2007-07-27  
1099 2003-09-23 2004-03-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-04-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-04-01


Supersedes EN 60601-2-38:1996
EN 60601-2-38:1996/A1:2000
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60068-2-31:2008

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.