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Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards

Abstract: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is proposing accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. The proposed standards contain minimum technical criteria to ensure that medical diagnostic equipment, including examination tables, examination chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other imaging equipment used by health care providers for diagnostic purposes are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The standards will allow independent entry to, use of, and exit from the equipment by individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent possible. The standards do not impose any mandatory requirements on health care providers or medical device manufacturers. However, other agencies, referred to as an enforcing authority in the standards, may issue regulations or adopt policies that require health care providers subject to their jurisdiction to acquire accessible medical diagnostic equipment that conforms to the standards.
RIN: 3014-AA40
Type: Rule Making
SUB TYPE NA
KeyWord(s) ADA, MDE, Equipment
Short title MDE Accessibility Standards
Legal Deadlines Source Other
Legal Deadlines Description 29 USC 794(f)
Legal Deadlines Date March 22 2012, at 12.00 AM EST
Legal Deadlines Action Statutory
Government Level Affected Undetermined

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