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APMA Responds to HHS and OCR on Proposed Updates to Accessibility Standards and Requirements

November 13, 2023

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APMA recently submitted comments to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in response to its proposed rule, “Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Health and Human Service Programs or Activities.” This comprehensive proposed rule updates existing provisions that help persons with disabilities access health and human services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and would apply to any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. APMA raised significant concerns with regard to proposed timelines for compliance related to website and mobile applications, as well the proposed compliance timelines related to updating medical diagnostic equipment to meet proposed accessibility standards. To read APMA’s comments, visit www.apma.org/CommentLetters. Please contact the APMA Health Policy and Practice department with any questions or concerns. 


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