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Mobility

Standards for vehicle mods still in the works

January 5, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The clock is ticking on Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles.Per the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 14, 2016, the VA had one year to establish standards.“They were supposed to update their handbook within a year of enactment, and we're a little beyond a year,” said Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products. “Those deadlines have been known...

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Mobility

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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Veterans Mobility Safety Act clears another hurdle

November 23, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Both the Senate and House of Representatives have now passed a version of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, the VGM Group reported on Nov. 22. The bill requires Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles, including equipment quality and safety; certification of providers by third-party manufacturers or other organizations; training for VA personnel administering the program; and allowances for modifications at the veteran's residence. The...

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News

In brief: Judge blocks overtime rule; Lincare, InfuSystem face legal action

November 23, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 blocked a new overtime rule from going into effect on Dec. 1. The rule would require employers to pay overtime for more than 40 hours of work per week for all employees earning up to $913 per week or $47,476 per year. The current threshold: $455 per week or $23,660 per year. The judge, Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority by raising the overtime salary limit so significantly....

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