12/19/16 5 year Mandatory Refresher Training –required under 49 CFR 390.111(a)(5)(i) When training becomes available FMCSA will provide refresher training online to medical examiners at no cost. So keep your contact information […]
Timeline 3/8/2016: After recommendations from the National Transportation and Safety Board the FMCSA and FRA jointly published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The purpose was to […]
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 […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about […]
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 […]