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