Poison Centres Notification portal
Several Member States and industry representatives have expressed their preference for the establishment of a centralised submission and dispatch system (Poison Centres Notification (PCN) portal).
ECHA will conduct a feasibility study on that matter during April-July 2017 to investigate this option. The outcome of this feasibility study shall indicate to which extent ECHA may be in a position to develop such a PCN portal. However, even if a centralised submission and dispatch system would be proposed, Member States may opt-out and develop their own national submission systems. Since the format and requirements for the notifications have been harmonised across the EU, any submission system (be it centralised or national) must ensure that it complies with this legal requirements. In 2017 both ECHA and Member States need to clarify a number of aspects, while in 2018 all the technical developments should be performed to ensure that in 2019 the submission system(s) are ready for use.