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?”
This was originally posted on our other blog Fedmedexam.com on 6/17/2015. New DOT Physical Forms 2015 – FMCSA answers questions from medical examiners regarding submitting CMV driver exams. On 6/17/2015 a bulletin […]
New DOT Physical Forms 2015 – FMCSA answers questions from medical examiners regarding submitting CMV driver exams
On 6/17/2015 a bulletin was sent from the FMCSA to medical examiners answering questions about CMV driver exam submission. Questions regarding the intrastate only box and 49 CFR 391.64 are also […]
With the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration Final Rule Published on 04/23/2015, there are two important dates that medical examiners will need to remember to stay in compliance: 1. 12/22/ 2015 compliance date […]
+ 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.
The purpose of this final rule is to facilitate the electronic transmission of MEC information from FMCSA’s National Registry to the SDLAs.
This proposed rule was published today 5/04/2015 and may very well be: The most important this year regarding driver qualification standards. The immediate link is available by going to Docket ID: FMCSA-2005-23151 […]
2001 NOLA.com article: “Loophole lets sick man drive, safety board says Bedell was certified despite heart, kidney disease report says”.
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 […]
The FMCSA has revised the instructions for reporting driver exam results in a bulletin sent to medical examiners on February 24, 2015. They removed the “Update to Previously Submitted Exam Report” […]
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 […]
49 CFR 391.47 Resolution of conflicts of medical evaluation.
DOT physicals post NRCME, sleep apnea, driver rage, doctor shopping and other medical certification issues
Introduction: 2014 was a turning point for commercial driver medical examinations, more commonly known as DOT physicals. When the compliance date for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) came on […]