Are there any National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations related to the establishment of the National Registry?
The National Registry final rule addresses four NTSB recommendations on a comprehensive medical oversight program for interstate drivers that include the following elements: Individuals performing medical examinations for drivers are qualified to do so and are educated about occupational issues … Continue reading
Who is impacted by this program?
The program impacts MEs who need to obtain certification in order to continue issuing medical certificates for truck and bus drivers, CMV drivers who need to obtain medical certificates from certified MEs on the National Registry, motor carriers who must … Continue reading
Why is the National Registry necessary?
FMCSA developed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners final rule as part of the agency’s commitment to enhancing the medical oversight of interstate drivers, and preventing commercial vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. The final rule addresses four NTSB recommendations … Continue reading
What is the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners?
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a Federal program that establishes requirements for healthcare professionals that perform physical qualification examinations for truck and bus drivers. To become a certified medical examiner (ME) and be listed on … Continue reading