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 […]
NRCME and the Certified Medical Examiner.
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, […]
New DOT physical Exam Forms for 2016 Finalized…
..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 […]
2015 NRCME: Review of Important Bulletins.
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 […]
Medical Examiners must continue to use current MERF and 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 […]
FMCSA NPR Qualification of Drivers; Diabetes Standard- My Comments
“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. “
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