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 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 […]
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 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, […]
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?”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A quick update on the National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) shows that the number of Certified Medical Examiners (CMEs), that is the number of practitioners who have taken the certification […]
Last Monday for those who were eagerly awaiting, the FMCSA has announced that you may now designate a Medical Examiner Administrative Assistant (MEAA) to enter driver qualification information data online. This allows […]
Back in December we had our first national teleconference on 12/11/13 on the National Registry Toolkit. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), is a new safety program from the Federal Motor […]
New Forms for 2014 DOT Physicals: Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Medical Examination Report Form
The Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on May 10, 2013 by the FMCSA contained provision for a new Medical Examiner’s Certificate and new Medical Examination Report Form (DOT physical form). 1. […]