Accessible Medical and Diagnostic Equipment

The U.S. Access Board released accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. The Affordable Care Act authorized the Access Board to develop proposed standards which address access for people with disabilities to examination tables and chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other equipment used for diagnostic purposes. Public comments are due June 8. Although health care providers are not required to comply with the standards, the Department of Justice or other federal agencies may adopt the standards as requirements for health care providers under the Americans with Disabilities Act.