Medical Diagnostic Equipment Final Rule
The Access Board, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has published a final standard addressing access to medical diagnostic equipment for people with disabilities. The standards provide design criteria that will allow independent access to diagnostic equipment, including types that require transfer from wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Provisions address transfer surfaces, support rails, armrests, compatibility with lift devices, and other features to facilitate transfer. This session will provide an overview of this important rulemaking.