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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA40 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment 
Abstract:

The Access Board has prepared a final rule establishing accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE Standards) used in or in conjunction with medical settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals. The 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. This final rule is advisory and is not binding until adopted by an enforcing authority. The Access Board published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in 2012 (77 FR 6916, February 9, 2012), and subsequently established an advisory committee for this rulemaking (77 FR 14706, March 13, 2012; 77 FR 39656, July 5, 2012).

 
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board(ATBCB)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 1195 (new)   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794(f)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  29 USC 794(f)  03/22/2012 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Public Information Meeting  06/22/2010  75 FR 35439   
NPRM  02/09/2012  77 FR 6916   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/08/2012 
Notice of Intent to Form Advisory Committee  03/13/2012  77 FR 14706   
Notice Establishing Advisory Committee  07/05/2012  77 FR 39656   
Final Action  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.access-board.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gretchen Jacobs
General Counsel
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000,
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Phone:202 272-0040
TDD Phone:202 272-0062
Fax:202 272-0081
Email: jacobs@access-board.gov