FMCSA Rule Change - Certified Medical Examiners

Submitted on Jan 14, 2015

In CFR Parts 383, 384, 391 the FMCSA now requires Certified Medical Examiners (MEs) to be performing physical examinations on drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and to use a newly developed Medical Examination Report (MER) Form. In addition, MEs are required to report results of all completed commercial drivers' physical examinations (including the results of examinations where the driver was found not to be qualified) to FMCSA by close of business on the day of the examination. This includes all CMV drivers who are required to be medically certified to operate in interstate commerce, not only those who hold or apply for commercial learner's permits (CLP) or commercial driver's licenses (CDL).

Be sure the person conducting your company physicals is a Certified Medical Examiner and is listed on FMCSA's list of those certified and is following all new requirements. Any physicals conducted by non-certified personnel will not be valid.