Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 30, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2017-06271
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from three individuals seeking exemptions from the Federal cardiovascular standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and discusses the reasons for the denials. The Agency reviewed the medical information of each the individuals who applied for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) exemption. Based on a review of the applications and following an opportunity for public comment, FMCSA has concluded that the three individuals in the notice did not demonstrate they could achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation.
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