The Access Board is looking for a cross section of stakeholders, including medical device manufacturers, health care providers, disability groups, and standard-setting organizations to participate on an advisory committee to assist in finalizing standards for diagnostic equipment that were released in February. The proposed standards, which remain available for comment until June 8, include design criteria for independent access to diagnostic equipment, including types that require transfer from wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
A notice published by the Board provides further details, including application instructions. The deadline for applications is April 27. The committee is expected to meet at least four times over the course of two months beginning in September. Participation will be voluntary and members will not be reimbursed for their services.