Types of Color Vision Tests – AOPA. Color blindness is a mostly inherited vision abnormality where there is deficiency in perception of red, green, and blue due to abnormality of cone cells […]
NRCME website functionality partially restored; FMCSA eases reporting burdens for medical examiners.
On June 22, 2018 FMCSA restored partial functionality to the NRCME Website which allows medical examiners to submit driver examinations. The site has been down for about six months prior to that, due […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
“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. “
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 […]
Follow up and continuation from an earlier post. Commercial drivers with hearing disorders or trauma, who have symptoms that may interfere with driving, such as balance problems and dizziness need further evaluation by […]
The article “Disqualified” appeared in Overdrive magazine in 2006. Although somewhat dated, it gives valuable insight into the commercial driver with impairments caused by physical or medical conditions. It tells of the personal […]
As most of you know by now, you may now designate a medical examiner administrative assistant (MEAA) who will get access to the National Registry and perform reporting functions on your behalf. […]
SPE evaluation for limb deficiencies or amputations.
Who should keep the original Medical Examination Report Form (MERF) and for how long? How many times have you been asked by a manager at a trucking or bus company to give […]
As a tribute to David Letterman who is to retire soon, and with the May 21, 2014 compliance date almost here, I thought I would try to remember the top 10 questions […]
High Blood Pressure and the DOT Medical Examination: “real”, or “white coat”, – Guidelines still apply.
One reason I see drivers become frustrated during the physical examination is when they are told that their blood pressure is elevated or that they may have hypertension. The “knee jerk” response […]