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Security Screening for Visitors with Disabilities, Medical Conditions, Medical Devices, or Medications
Officers may not request or require visitors to remove, test, or disable any medical device that is attached to the visitor.
Only a visitor, or a companion, may disconnect medical equipment from the visitor ahead of security screening.
Visitors with medical devices who need assistance with the screening process may have a companion provide assistance; however, the companion must be screened first.
Visitors who are pregnant may opt to be screened by a full body pat-down, instead of the walk-through magnetometer or enhanced screening portal. Medical documentation is not required.
Pacemakers, Defibrillators and Other Implanted Medical Devices
Visitors who have a metal implant are required to pass through the walk-through magnetometer.
Medical Oxygen or Respiratory-Related Equipment
Medical oxygen and respiratory-related equipment will be x-rayed, if possible, or physically inspected.
Diabetes-Related Supplies or Other Exterior Attached Medical Devices
Visitors with surgically implanted insulin pumps/sensors or other exterior attached medical devices will use the walk-through magnetometer.
If a visitor has medical documentation, they may opt to be screened with the hand-held magnetometer or by a full-body pat down in lieu of the walk-through magnetometer.
Diabetes-related supplies and equipment will be x-rayed or physically inspected, and screened with an explosive trace detector.
If a visitor is able to walk, they may use the walk-through magnetometer.
If a visitor can stand, but not walk, the visitor will be screened with the hand-held magnetometer, away from the wheelchair.
If the visitor cannot stand or walk through the magnetometer, the visitor may be screened in the wheelchair with a hand-held magnetometer.
There will also be a physical inspection of the wheelchair, to include all packages that are attached to wheelchair. Those packages could be removed and put through the x-ray machine. (Exception - augmentation devices are not required to be removed from the wheelchair, but will be physically inspected and screened with an explosive trace detector.
Electric Personal Assistance Mobility Devices (EPAMD) will be physically inspected, x-rayed, and/or screened with an explosive trace detector. Packages attached to the EPAMD could be removed and put into the x-ray machine.
Walkers, Crutches, and Canes
If a visitor can briefly walk without the assistance of their walkers, crutches, or canes, the devices should be x-rayed. Collapsible canes should be collapsed before they are placed on the x-ray belt. (Exception - visually impaired visitors will have their canes physically inspected so they may guide themselves through the walk-through magnetometer).
Attached baskets or bags must be x-rayed.
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing do not have to remove their hearing aids or related devices, however the officers may do a visual inspection.
A companion may assist a visitor with communication regarding the screening process.
Prosthetic Devices, Casts, or Body Braces
Visitors with prosthetic devices, casts, or body braces will not be required to remove them, however officers will perform a physical inspection of the prosthetic device, cast, or body brace.
Orthopedic Shoes or Support Appliances
Visitors will use the walk-through magnetometer.
Visitors will not be required to remove a medical dressing, but a pat-down may be necessary if an alarm goes off from the magnetometer.
Medication and Supplies
Medication and supplies will be x-rayed or physically inspected.
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