Too often, lifesaving medical equipment sits broken in doctors’ offices and hospitals for weeks, months, sometimes even years. Many medical equipment manufacturers have lucrative repair monopolies, and they’re reluctant to let hospital technicians fix their equipment—even though technicians have the skills, knowledge, and experience to do the repairs.
North Carolina has a chance to restore technicians’ right to fix everything they can. HB 752 would require medical equipment manufacturers to make parts, tools, and documentation for medical devices available to hospital technicians and other independent repair providers.
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Right to Repair is simple. It requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information and affordable replacement parts. So you can fix the stuff you own quickly—and get back on with your life.
Well, manufacturers like John Deere and Apple don’t like the idea. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it. And they get to set whatever prices they want for parts and service.
Nope! We already have right to repair for cars—that’s why you can take your Ford into a local mechanic. They have all the same software diagnostics and service manuals that the dealerships have. This is the result of decades of auto Right to Repair legislation—laws that have been a resounding success.
It’s time to fight for your right to repair and defend local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out. Write or call your legislator. Tell them you support the Fair Repair Act. Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for your right to repair in North Carolina!