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Reference EN 60601-2-38:1996/A1:2000
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-38: Particular requirements for the safety of electrically operated hospital beds
Project Number 7617
Abstract/Scope Specifies requirements for safety of electrically operated hospital beds. The object of this standard is to keep the safety hazards to patients, operators and the environment as low as possible, and to describe tests to verify that these requirements are attained.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2000-03-20
Current Stage code deadline 2000-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/023; M/432
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document IEC 60601-2-38:1996/A1:1999 (EQV)
ICS 11.140 - Hospital equipment
Keywords Medical equipment; Electrically operated; Hospital bed; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 60601-2-52:2010
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2000-03-20 2000-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-01-01 2000-05-01  
5062 1999-11-19 2000-01-01  
5020 1999-08-20 1999-11-01  
4099 1999-08-16 1999-08-20  
4020 1998-02-13 1998-07-15  
3099 1998-02-09 1998-02-13  
1000 1996-03-11 1996-09-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2000-03-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-01-01


Superseded by EN 60601-2-52:2010
Normative reference (6) ISO 14971-1:1998
EN 60601-1-4:1996

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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