New EMF Directive protects MRI

Today the European Parliament adopted the report on the revised Directive on Protecting Workers from Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields including the derogation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with 598 votes in favour and 38 abstentions

The adoption is in line with the First Reading Political Agreement concluded by Council and Parliament in April this year, following intense informal discussions after the Committee vote in December 2012.

After almost 10 years of uncertainty, the Members of the European Parliament today took the step to ensure continued patient access to MRI by endorsing the MRI derogation in its adoption of the report on the revised Directive 2004/40/EC on electromagnetic fields.

Next steps:

Following today's plenary vote, the Council is expected to adopt its official position, in line with the First Reading Agreement from April, on 20 June.

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