Medical Certification Integration Project

Docket ID: FMCSA-2012-0178
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)

This rulemaking would build upon the National Registry (2126-AA97) and Medical Certification (2126-AA10) final rules. This rulemaking would (1) require certified medical examiners (MEs) performing physical examinations on drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) to use a newly developed Medical Examination Report (MER) form; (2) require MEs to use a prescribed form for the medical examiner´s certificate; (3) require MEs to report results of all completed commercial drivers´ physical examinations (including the results of examinations where the driver was found not to be qualified) to FMCSA by close of business on the day of the examination; (4) transmit information from the Medical Examiner´s Certificate electronically from the National Registry system to the State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs);(5) transmit to the SDLAs information about Medical Examiner´s Certificates that have been invalidated because a subsequent examination has found that the driver is not physically qualified; and (6) require the Agency to transmit medical variance information for such drivers electronically to the SDLAs.

RIN: 2126-AB40
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 383,49 CFR 384,49 CFR 391
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 49 U.S.C. 31136 (a), 49 U.S.C. 31149, 49 U.S.C. 31052(b), 49 U.S.C. 31302, 49 U.S.C. 31311, 49 U.S.C. 31314
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/10/201378 FR 27343
NPRM Comment Period End07/09/2013
Final Rule04/23/201580 FR 22790
Final Rule Effective06/22/2015
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Employee Safety and Health Standards

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Jun 11, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/27/2014
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0075
Comment Now!
Due Jul 09, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/10/2013
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/21/2015
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0093
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/11/2015
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0092
Posted: 06/22/2015
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0089

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/27/2015
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0083
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/27/2015
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0084
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/27/2015
ID: FMCSA-2012-0178-0082


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Christine Hydock
Management Analyst
202 366-1220
202 366-1265 (Fax)
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE.
Washington, DC 20590
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