Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration May 4, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard
Document Number: 2015-09993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers with ITDM are prohibited from driving CMVs in interstate commerce unless they obtain an exemption from FMCSA. This NPRM would enable individuals with ITDM to obtain a Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC), from a medical examiner (ME) at least annually in order to operate in interstate commerce if the treating clinician (TC) who is the healthcare professional responsible for prescribing insulin for the driver's diabetes, provides documentation to the ME that the condition is stable and well-controlled.
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