The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has been notified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that New York chiropractors are no longer certified to complete USDOT Medical Examiner’s […]
FMCSA issues notice of emergency removal, de-certifying New York chiropractors from performing DOT physicals.
After two years of blogging it is probably time to rest this blog. Maybe just for a while, maybe for good, or maybe each year around April Fool’s Day. Whatever happens, I […]
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended DOT to take action, and in a joint FRA and FMCSA ANPRM the two agencies seek public input to address the prevalence of moderate to […]
OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) The February 2016 report on Significant DOT Rulemakings included an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) to look at the prevalence of moderate to severe obstructive sleep […]
Part III First off, no amount of technology will of course replace skills gained through professional training and experience, and the clinical judgment needed to perform safe and compliant physical examinations. […]
Part II If you are a medical examiner who performs commercial driver physicals, have you reviewed your contract with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) lately? Most likely you have invested time […]
This article is Part I in a three part series looking at the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). Compliance with the NRCME went into effect on May 21, 2014, […]
..but MEs can continue to use both the current and revised MERF and MEC, until April. On 12/18/15 MEs received a bulletin from the FMCSA regarding the delay. A final update regarding […]
Important bulletins FMCSA sent to medical examiners in 2015. 1/20/15 OSA Bulletin to MEs and Training Organizations-01122015 To remind healthcare professionals on FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the National […]
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Medical Examiners may use either the current or the newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC).
…That is, until further notice. On December 4, 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sent a bulletin to all medical examiners informing them that the date to start using […]
“Also, the FMCSA has no jurisdiction on the TC, but can audit, sanction, and remove MEs who certify drivers improperly on a repeated basis. The purpose of the NRCME was to create a group of examiners trained and knowledgeable with the demands of commercial driving, FMCSA regulations and how CMV drivers physical examination and medical conditions affect safe driving and public safety. The FMCSA needs to give MEs the tools they need to properly evaluate the CMV driver on insulin so that the ME will not have to rely on the “hearsay” of the TC. “
What does the FMCSA NPR to amend insulin treated diabetes mean to you – medical examiners and truck drivers?
“The burden will only now be shifted to the medical examiner, and probably will not necessarily be alleviated for the driver either, that is, if the treating clinician properly evaluates and medical examiner certifies accordingly , then we need to ask, once certified how do we enforce this entire new process in lieu of the current Diabetes Exemption Program?”