The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has issued accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE). The image below shows an adjustable exam table on the left, as an example of MDE. The standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE Standards) contain minimum technical criteria to ensure that MDE, including but not limited to, examination tables, examination chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other imaging equipment used by health care providers for diagnostic purposes are accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The final rule was effective February 8, 2017. The MDE Standards will allow independent entry to, use of, and exit from the equipment by individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent possible. The MDE Standards do not impose any mandatory requirements on health care providers or medical device manufacturers. However, other agencies, referred to as enforcing authorities in the MDE Standards, may issue regulations or adopt policies that require health care providers, within the jurisdiction of the enforcing authority, to acquire accessible MDE that complies with the MDE Standards.