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Accessible Medical Equipment - Massachusetts

House Bill 2057 establishes standards for the minimum technical criteria for medical diagnostic equipment used in physician's offices, clinics, emergency rooms, hospitals, and other medical settings. The standards shall ensure that this equipment is accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities, and shall allow independent entry to, use of, and exit from the equipment by these individuals to the maximum extent possible.

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H2057/An act relative to Accessible Medical Equipment

The bill establishes standards for the minimum technical criteria for medical diagnostic equipment used in (or in conjunction with) physician's offices, clinics, emergency rooms, hospitals, and other medical settings. The standards shall ensure that such equipment is accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities, and shall allow independent entry to, use of, and exit from the equipment by such individuals to the maximum extent possible.

Current status: The bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health. The Chapter is working with other advocacy organizations and the sponsor, Representative Provost, in support of the bill.

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