TRUCKERS' MEDICAL CERTIFICATE * USA: To allow work, drivers with diabetes ones
* DC - FMCSA eyes rule to change clearance process for diabetic truckers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking industry feedback on recommendations made by its Medical Review Board for a potential rulemaking that would allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to drive commercial vehicles in interstate commerce... FMCSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in May 2015 that, if published as a Final Rule, would allow drivers with diabetes to obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a medical examiner at least once a year to operate in interstate commerce, as long as the diabetes is well-controlled and stable... Under the current regulations, a driver with diabetes may not operate in interstate commerce unless he or she obtains an exemption from FMCSA, which must be renewed at least every two years...
(Photo: Fat truckers, most likely to get sick with diabetes) -- Washington, DC, USA - CCJ, by Matt Cole - September 15, 2016