36 CFR Part 1195 Proposed Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment NPRM
M302 Diagnostic Equipment Used by Patients in Seated Position
Where diagnostic equipment is used by patients in a seated position, it shall comply with M302.
A transfer surface shall be provided and shall comply with M302.2.
The height of the transfer surface during patient transfer shall be 17 inches (430 mm) minimum and 19 inches (485 mm) maximum measured from the floor to the top of the transfer surface.
The transfer surface shall be 21 inches (610 mm) wide minimum and 15 inches (381 mm) deep minimum.
The transfer surface shall be located to provide options to transfer from a mobility device onto one short side (depth) and one long side (width) of the surface. Each transfer side shall provide unobstructed access to the transfer surface.
EXCEPTION: Temporary obstructions shall be permitted provided that they can be repositioned to permit transfer.
Transfer supports, armrests, and reclining surfaces shall comply with M302.3.
Where diagnostic equipment is used by patients in a seated position, armrests shall be provided.
Where the diagnostic equipment is used in a reclined position, head and back support shall be provided. Where the incline of the back support can be modified while in use, head and back support shall be provided throughout the entire range of the incline.
EXCEPTION: Where diagnostic equipment meets the requirements of M303 and provides a folding seat, the equipment shall not be required to comply with M302.4.
The base of the equipment shall provide a clearance 44 inches (1120 mm) wide minimum, 6 inches (150 mm) high minimum measured from the floor, and 36 inches (915 mm) deep minimum measured from the edge of the examination surface. Where the width of the examination surface is less than 36 inches (915 mm), the clearance depth shall extend the full width of the equipment. Equipment components are permitted to be located within 8 inches (205 mm) maximum of the centerline of the clearance width.
The base of the equipment shall provide a clearance 6 inches (150 mm) high minimum measured from the floor and 36 inches (915 mm) deep minimum measured from the edge of the examination surface. The width of the base permitted within this clearance shall be 26 inches (660 mm) wide maximum at the edge of the examination surface and shall be permitted to increase at a rate of 1 inch (25 mm) in width for each 3 inches (75 mm) in depth.