Retiring documents in Document Control Procedures

melissa237

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Once upon a time, in previous employment we had as part of our Document Control/Change Procedure an explanation of how someone would notify Document Control that a procedure was no longer needed along with an explanation as to why it wasn't needed. Then if approved, Document control would notify all users of that procedure that it was no longer in use. Fast forward several years, I am with a new company. We are going for ISO9001 but do not have a medical device component to it like my previous job. I still think we need to have a procedure/process written within our Doc Control procedure explaining this part.

Am I thinking too much with my FDA brain? Or is this perfectly justifiable in the ISO world also?

Thank you! Melissa
 
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ReworkIT

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I would think it's not only a great thing to do, but ISO 9001:2015 wouldn't stop you doing such a thing because it's likely to be very effective. Wonderful!
 

Mark Meer

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Careful not to overcomplicate.
Remember the bottomline: how to keep obsolete documents from being in use?

Depending on the size of the organization, and how documents get distributed, tight procedures dictating requirements to notify Doc Control, approval process, etc. may be overkill.

MM.
 

normzone

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" Retiring documents in Document Control Procedures "

Wait a minute - you mean I'm going to have to work forever, but even DOCUMENTS get to retire?

;)
 
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