Certified DOT Medical Exams
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the Department of Transportation (DOT), is charged with improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles and their operators.
The FMCSA requires Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers to have a physical exam, commonly referred to as a DOT exam, to ensure they are healthy enough to safely perform the job. As of May 2014 new regulations require that the exam be performed by a Certified Medical Examiner who is listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Drivers who are determined to be physically qualified are issued a Medical Examiner’s Certificate which may be valid for a maximum of 24 months (two years). Medical Examiners may issue certificates for shorter periods of time, as short as one month, if a driver has a chronic condition that requires monitoring and follow up.
The DOT Medical Exam will include the following…
- Past or recent illnesses or injuries
- Review of current medications, including controlled substances.
- Review of any medical conditions such as heart disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
- Physical exam
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Vision acuity test
- Hearing test
- Urine dip screen
- If needed, other tests may be required
Sports Physical Exams
The exam helps determine whether it’s safe for you to participate in a certain sport.
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