By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer
FMCSA’s National Registry of approved medical examiners – medical professionals authorized to perform DOT physicals for CDL-holders – has been online and functioning since May, the agency announced Friday, July 20.
The registry serves two purposes, including a listing of approved medical examiners for professional truck drivers to use if they need a physical. The registry also allows medical examiners who have completed FMCSA training and testing to be listed as approved.
“All health care professionals are eligible to apply to become a certified medical examiner if their scope of practice authorizes them to perform physical examinations, as defined by the state in which they practice,” reads a portion of the registry site.
The registry is expected to change later this summer.
An announcement about the registry touted “additional functionality” for the registry after August 20.
For more information, visit the FMCSA National Registry website.