Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards

Docket ID: ATBCB-2012-0003
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB)
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
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 1197 (new)
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 29 U.S.C. 794(f)
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOther29 USC 794(f)03/22/2012
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice of Public Information Meeting06/22/201075 FR 35439
NPRM02/09/201277 FR 6916
Notice of Intent to Form Advisory Committee03/13/201277 FR 14706
NPRM Comment Period End06/08/2012
Notice Establishing Advisory Committee07/05/201277 FR 39653
Final Action10/00/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: MDE Accessibility Standards
Keyword(s): ADA, MDE, Equipment
Subtype: NA
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 04, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/14/2012
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0067
Comment Period Closed
Jun 08, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/09/2012
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0002
Comment Period Closed
Jun 08, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/09/2012
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0001
Comment Period Closed
Apr 27, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 03/13/2012
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0010
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/15/2013
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0075

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/08/2013
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0074
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/26/2013
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0072
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/15/2013
ID: ATBCB-2012-0003-0071


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Gretchen Jacobs
General Counsel
202 272-0040
202 272-0062 (TDD)
202 272-0081 (Fax)
1331 F Street, NW., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
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