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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA40 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment 

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: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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 
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  01/09/2017  82 FR 2810   
Final Action Effective  02/08/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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