The purpose of this final rule is to facilitate the electronic transmission of MEC information from FMCSA’s National Registry to the SDLAs.
May 10, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (78 FR 27343). To also view the docket folder for all related documents click Docket ID: FMCSA-2012-0178.
On April 23, 2015 FMCSA published the Final Rule which has an effective date of June 22, 2015.
Excerpts from FMCSA’s Final Rule:
SUMMARYFMCSA amends the FederalMotor Carrier Safety Regulations(FMCSRs) to require certified medicalexaminers (MEs) performing physicalexaminations of commercial motorvehicle (CMV) drivers to use a newlydeveloped Medical Examination Report(MER) Form,MCSA-5875,in place ofthe current MER Form and to use FormMCSA–5876 for the Medical Examiner’sCertificate (MEC).
In addition, MEs are required to report results of each CMV drivers’ physical examination, including the results of examinations where the driver was found not…
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