Tracking Statewide Right to Repair Activity

As we approach the halfway mark of 2024, state legislatures continue to consider their own forms of right to repair legislation, going through the process of evaluating the cost-benefits of granting consumers the ability to fix and replace components in their own devices, such as iPhones.

However, it’s important for lawmakers to recognize that not every product is designed the same way; certain items require expert handling to ensure they continue to operate at their best.

Medical devices should be at the top of the list when it comes to needing safe, regulated repairs. Proponents of the right to repair frequently promote the idea that independent service providers should have full access to these devices. But this method carries a whole host of risks that could have critical consequences, potentially impacting patient safety.

Thankfully, some legislatures, like Oregon and Colorado, are already passing laws that incorporate exemptions for complex medical devices.

Bottom line is right to repair laws without exemptions could potentially introduce a range of preventable risks that significantly threaten patient well-being and peace of mind.

As states continue their deliberations, you can check out the status of right to repair bills you should be keeping an eye on across the nation. Click here to access our bill tracker and stay informed.