FCC Chief Targets Barriers To Wireless Medical Technology

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday sketched his vision for breaking down regulatory obstacles to widespread use of wireless medical technology, saying the government must revamp licensing rules to encourage experimentation and accelerate approvals.

Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spearheaded the FCC’s embrace of an unshackled health care system, said he wants flexibility that allows innovative use of frequency and a streamlined licensing process for universities and nonprofits.

In addition, the chairman called for new research licenses that ease rigorous regulatory testing mandates...
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