Medical Diagnostic Equipment Final Rule

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

The Access Board, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has published a final standard addressing access for people with disabilities to medical diagnostic equipment. 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.


Rex Pace Senior Accessibility Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator, US Access Board
Earlene Sesker Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board, Office of Technical and Information Services