What happens to a certified ME who inappropriately or fraudulently certifies a driver?
Errors, omissions, or other indications of improper certification by a certified ME of a driver, in either the completed medical examination reports or the medical certificates, may result in FMCSA initiating an action to remove the certified ME from the … Continue reading
If a driver receives a medical certificate from a certified ME who is later removed from the National Registry for fraudulent activities, is the medical certificate still valid?
Yes. However, FMCSA may exercise its authority to review the ME’s report (long form) and discuss the matter with the individual driver to make an individual determination whether to void the certificate.
If a driver loses the driver’s medical card, can the driver get a replacement copy from the National Registry?
No. The National Registry is not intended to serve as a medical certificate database for drivers or carriers. For a driver to get a copy of the driver’s signed medical certificate, the driver must contact the certified ME that issued … Continue reading
Will the medical examination reports be entered into the National Registry?
No. The FMCSA will not routinely collect or store medical examination reports (i.e., the long form).
How will a driver/carrier find a certified ME?
ME candidates who pass the FMCSA certification test will be listed in an online registry located on the National Registry website. As of May 21, 2014, all interstate CMV drivers seeking a medical examination / certificate must use a certified … Continue reading
How will an employer or enforcement personnel verify that a ME is on the National Registry?
They may visit the National Registry website at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/home and search the registry for the certified ME who provided the driver’s medical certificate. They can search by ME name or National Registry number.