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Medical professionals must be certified by federal agency for commercial driver exams

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:01 AM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky.


A new rule takes effect this month for people with commercial driver's licenses.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says drivers with commercial licenses will be required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be examined by medical professionals whom it has certified.

The new rule takes effect next Wednesday. It pertains to health care professionals who perform medical exams for interstate truck and bus drivers. The providers must be trained, tested and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver's ability to safety operate the vehicle.

State transportation officials say the new rule also creates a national online database of certified providers. The registry is online at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov .










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