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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA45 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment 

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) issued a final rule establishing Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment in January 2017.  The Standards set forth minimum technical criteria to ensure that medical diagnostic equipment used by health care providers (such as examination tables, weight scales, imaging equipment) are accessible to individuals with disabilities.  One of the areas covered by these Standards is the adjustability of transfer surfaces for certain types of diagnostic equipment, including provisions for high, low, and intermediate transfer heights.  The low transfer height was temporarily set as a range (i.e., 17-19 inches) with an accompanying 5-year sunset period, during which time it was expected that the Board would promulgate a final, single specification for the low transfer height position.  For several reasons, however, the Board was not able to issue this final standard.  We thus intend to publish a direct final rule that extends the sunset date for an additional five years.  The Board intends to finalize the low transfer height provision within the five-year extension.

Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board(ATBCB)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 1197   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794(f)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  12/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3014-AA40 
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