Certified medical examiner registry rule clears OMB

By Land Line staff | 4/5/2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation has moved closer to issuing a final rulemaking to establish a national registry of certified medical examiners.

According to the Office of Management and Budget, OMB has approved the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule.

The rulemaking would establish training, testing and certification standards for medical examiners who certify commercial motor vehicle drivers for their CDLs.

The rule also requires medical examiners to electronically transmit the name of the driver being examined to FMCSA. Medical examiners who don’t meet or maintain the rule’s minimum standards would be removed from the National Registry.

Originally, the rule was projected to clear the OMB by March 23, 2012, and was then expected to be published one week later.

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