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.
After two years of blogging it is probably time to rest this blog. Maybe just for a while, maybe for good, or maybe each year around April Fool’s Day. Whatever happens, I […]
OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) The February 2016 report on Significant DOT Rulemakings included an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) to look at the prevalence of moderate to severe obstructive sleep […]
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, […]
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 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?”
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 […]
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 […]
49 CFR 391.47 Resolution of conflicts of medical evaluation.
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 […]