Waiver News & Notices
New driver examination forms required for Certified Medical Examiners - UPDATE:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces a 120- day grace period during which Medical Examiners may use either the current or the newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). Both forms can be found on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/medical-applications-and-forms.
This period is from December 22, 2015, until April 20, 2016. This action is being taken to ensure that Medical Examiners have sufficient time to become familiar with the new forms and to program electronic medical records systems.
On April 21, 2016, Certified Medical Examiners will be required to use the newly revised driver examination forms discussed in the Medical Examiner's Certification Integration final rule published on April 23, 2015. A copy of this rule in its entirety can be found in the National Registry Resource Center.
Need a new medical certificate?
As of May 2014, all drivers who need a new medical certificate must see an examiner listed on the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners.
For questions about this program, please call 202-366-4001 or see our frequently asked questions.
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