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 […]
“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The joint FMCSA/FRA ANPRM Rule on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been withdrawn. According to FMCSA, after reviewing all the public comments there was not enough information to support moving forward […]
The Data Dashboard of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) showed a total of 54,055 total registered medical examiners for 2017. Of the total: 40% are Medical Doctors (33% or […]
Mayo-ATRI NRCME Impact Survey: National Registry Sharply Criticised and CME Incompetence Ranked Third in Motor Carrier Concerns
The Mayo Clinic and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released a joint study to gauge the experience of medical examiners, and trucking industry professionals (drivers and motor carriers) with the […]
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 […]
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, […]
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).
“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?”
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 […]
The purpose of this final rule is to facilitate the electronic transmission of MEC information from FMCSA’s National Registry to the SDLAs.
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 […]