It’s been more than two months since the city announced it would require safety-certified medical devices to be worn in public places by all city employees.
The announcement came on Wednesday, with a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
The meeting will take place in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The hearing is expected to last several hours, with some of the key issues on the agenda including whether the city should require all medical devices be used in a designated medical facility or at least be approved for use in an off-site facility, what medical devices are acceptable for use and whether to require that new medical devices meet specific safety standards.
D.C.’s proposed medical safety standard is the latest iteration of the federal regulations the city hopes to enact by March 2021.
The new standards, which are set to go into effect on April 1, will require that medical devices worn in a public place, whether at a workplace or in an office, be approved by the city.
They will also require that they be used to treat people with chronic or chronic-level illnesses, and that they include warning labels and other information about how they might cause an injury or death.
In the past, the city has had a list of medical devices that it deemed to be unsafe to use in a workplace.
But the new standards are expected to include more categories of medical equipment.
According to the D, the requirements will include: The types of devices, including: Medical devices that are not medical devices or that do not meet the definition of a medical device, but that can be used safely in a health care setting, for example to assist a physician in diagnosing patients, monitor vital signs, or perform surgery;