Government, Business, Safety

Outdated FMCSA Medical Examiners Handbook Taking Years to Rewrite

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The medical community has been waiting nearly three years for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to update its Medical Examiner Handbook, which some examiners use as a guideline for assessing truck drivers’ health.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2018

FMCSA Says Enough Examiners Certified as New Medical Rule Becomes Effective

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said they are confident there will be an adequate number of certified medical examiners to administer truck driver physicals when new requirements take effect this week.

May 19, 2014

Medical Groups, States Oppose FMCSA Plan to Require Daily Reports of Drivers’ Physicals

Medical professionals and state driver licensing agencies objected to a proposal to require daily updates of commercial drivers’ physical exam information, telling federal regulators the system would be burdensome and costly.

July 22, 2013
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Using the Medical Examiners Registry

Mandated by the legislation called SAFETEA-LU and signed by President George W. Bush in 2005, the final rule for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners — to be known henceforth simply as the “National Registry” — was finally released to the public April 18 and goes into effect May 21.

May 7, 2012