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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA47 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment 

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or 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, and 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.  In February 2022, the Board published a direct final rule which extended this sunset date for an additional three years.  

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 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1195   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794(f)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/23/2023  88 FR 33056   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/24/2023 
Comment Period Extended  08/01/2023  88 FR 50096   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/31/2023 
Final Action  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3014-AA45, Related to 3014-AA40 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Kuczynski
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:202 272-0042
TDD Phone:202 272-0076