Regarding "There has been some comments regarding combination devices and biomedical engineering. I would suggest everyone take another look at the current Body of Knowledge, which does not cover either item". In my opinion, this is a failing of the Division's certification. The Biomedical Division covers more than auditing and medical devices. A full BoK would include technical certification and include combo devices and biomedical engineering topics. I am not an auditor, nor do I intend to ever become one. I am an engineer and would like to see certification relative to quality tools and biomedical affairs. Limiting the Division's focus to the CBA BoK is the wrong direction. My thoughts.
Here are Bureau of Labor Statistics stats for Biomedical Engineers (note this does not include biomedical scientists, biomedical auditors and other supporting fields:)
When I joined the division, I was working in Life Sciences that included supporting biological customers and the CBA was very attractive to my employer and me. By removing Biomedical and focusing on only Medical Device alone, you will in effect be removing a valuable set of ASQ members and future members from interest in this division.
Regarding the body of knowledge scope for CBA, it need revising anyway regardless of name change. There have been regulation and standard changes, e.g updates to ISO 13485, ISO 14971, Japanese regulations and EUMDR to name some - and these are just for medical device. Looking at the BoK needs for Biomedical professionals should be included in the updates to CBA.