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Mobility

NMEDA plays waiting game for standards

August 23, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The Veterans Mobility Safety Act, a law requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles, is still “tied up” at the agency, says Danny Langfield, CEO of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.Per the act, signed into law in 2016, the VA had one year to establish the standards.“They're past due, which is discouraging, because the law has no effect until it's implemented,” said Langfield. “But...

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Bill clears way for standards for adaptive equipment

December 2, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Now that a bill requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles has finally been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, the real work begins, say those involved.“The VA has up to one year to start action on it,” said Dave Hubbard, CEO and executive director of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, which was largely responsible for early drafts of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act. “They're...

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Coming soon: standards for adaptive equipment

November 30, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill that requires Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles is headed to the president's desk for his signature.The House of Representatives on Nov. 29 agreed to pass an amended version of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act previously passed by the Senate. The amended version of the bill allows independent providers to continue performing home installations and deliveries, and ensures a fair certification process.“We have...

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