Scoping provisions deal with accessibility codes. Scoping provisions help account for any differences between federal ADA, IBC, state regulations, and other codes and standards. They tell the designer how many accessible elements must be provided and help with code compliance.
When dealing with barrier free design, scoping provisions are the portion of the ADA guidelines that spells out under what conditions and how many accessible elements need to be provided. Generally speaking, scoping provisions or scoping requirements are used to define the division of work to be performed for a given contract or project.