“Medical certification determinations for such drivers are made by the examiners based on the examiner’s medical judgment rather than a Federal regulation or requirement.” FMCSA
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.
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 […]
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 […]
+ Fed Med Card Recordkeeping Relief on Its Way – Article – TruckingInfo.com. Article from HDT Trucking Info via J.J. Keller regarding the Medical Examiner’s Certificate Integration Final Rule. ACOEM’s CDME also […]
If you remember Johnny Depp’s movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, I can certainly ask the same of the FMCSA. What’s Eating the FMCSA?, because a lot seems afoul with the new rule.
Do you have a question about sleep and sleep apnea in commercial drivers and the truth about the rules and regulations regarding OSA? Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Trucking’s Myths and Facts 03/21 by […]
it became more apparent that we really can not talk about OSA without talking about sleep in general, both from a consumer standpoint and from a more scientific approach.
CDC – Sleep Home Page – Sleep and Sleep Disorders. Sleep (Part I) According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), more than 41 million working adults get six or […]
Diabetes: Insulin v.s. Pills-Effect on Health (JAMA Study) & a ME’s Viewpoint on Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.
It is vital for patients to discuss all their medications with their personal physician. When it comes to diabetes more than 21 million Americans are affected. After hypertension, many of the commercial […]
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A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study of an innovative and recently FDA approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), that is both a medical device for the treatment of sleep […]
MEDICAL CERTIFICATION WATCH: FMCSA gets largest weekly increase for National Registry: Land Line Magazine
With 16 days remaining before compliance is required, the number of certified medical examiners (CME) continues to rise as May 21, 2014 approaches. As of May 2, 2014 there are 17,643 CMEs […]
FMCSA grants OOIDA petition to extend clearinghouse comment period: Land Line Magazine.
The derailment occurred on Dec.1, 2013 when the conductor reportedly nodded off at a sharp turn near the Spuyten Duyvil train station, leaving four dead and 70 injured. He apparently had a […]
The Petition: The OOIDA (Owner Operated Independent Drivers Association) contends in its petition filed on 4/8/2014 to the FMCSA that a delay is necessary in the May 21, 2014 enforcement date requiring […]
From Overdrive Magazine: OOIDA requests FMCSA delay the compliance date of medical registry rule. Click link to the full petition to read the OOIDA request.