U.S. Department of Transportation Raises the Bar for Safety with National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Final Rule

The Department of Transportation is implementing an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

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Frederick, MD (PRWEB) February 08, 2014

The Department of Transportation is implementing an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle. The final rule also creates a national online database of medical examiners that have completed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) certification process.

A Department of Transportation medical exam (DOT exam) looks at a range of conditions to determine a driver’s medical fitness, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory and muscular functions, vision and hearing. All commercial drivers must pass a Department of Transportation medical examination at least every two years in order to obtain a valid medical certificate, maintain their commercial driver’s license and legally drive a commercial motor vehicle.

By May 21, 2014, all certified medical examiners must be on the National Registry database, and drivers must obtain a medical examination from a certified examiner. Medical examiners who fail to maintain federal standards will be removed from the registry. To learn more about the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners final rule, visit http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov/.

CorpOHS and Carroll Occupational Health are proud to announce that we will have all of our providers certified by the May 21, 2014 deadline. Please review the website above for the National Registry Provider numbers and feel free to call us with any questions or clarification that you may need.

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager below:

CorpOHS
Lynn M. Smith, Regional Account Manager
(240) 566-3048

Carroll Occupational Health
Sandy Hoff, Practice/Account Manager
(410) 871-0470


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