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Assist the Access Board in Developing Accessibility Standards

Description: Consult with the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the Access Board) as the Access Board creates technical criteria for medical device accessibility to advance human welfare and provide the disabled with appropriate and equal access to the medical care they need.

Briefing Status: DELAYED

Prior Briefing Status: DELAYED

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Work with the Access Board to determine priority medical devices to establish technical accessibility standards for in the next 18 months

9/9/2010

Completed 9/9/2010

B. Conduct gap analysis of recognized standards to determine which currently recognized voluntary consensus standards the Access Board may leverage in developing its standards

11/30/2010

Completed 11/30/2010

C. Determine applicable barriers and necessary design criteria to address those barriers

2/1/2011

Completed 2/1/2011

D. Brief Dr. Hamburg about the devices to which the criteria will apply, the results of the gap analysis, future considerations, and timeframe for development of the standards

12/16/2010

Completed 12/16/2010

E. Brief the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with the Access Board about the results of the gap analysis, existing standards, and new standards to be developed

5/31/2011

Completed 12/6/2011

F. Publish proposed rule describing technical criteria

6/30/2011

Completed 2/9/2012

G. Publish final rule

3/1/2012

Delayed

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.

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