PCH/FMC Providers Listed on DOT’s National Registry for CDL Exams

PCH/FMC Providers Listed on DOT’s National Registry for CDL Exams

05/15/2014

Beginning May 21, 2014, motorists who possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL) must be examined by a medical professional listed on the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, an initiative of the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center is assisting local drivers in this effort by having three healthcare providers on staff who are listed on the National Registry. These providers are Debbie Griffin, FNP-C, Susan Arp, FNP-C, and Tiffany Turner, FNP-C.

Each of these providers has completed the necessary training and fully understands the regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which pertain to the medical demands of operating a commercial motor vehicle.

A CDL is required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 pounds for commercial use, a vehicle that is used to transports hazardous materials, and a vehicle that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers. This includes, but is not limited to, tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses.

The goal of the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is to promote and preserve the highest level of professional standards, training, and care among medical examiners. It is also designed to promote public confidence in the quality of the medical examinations of commercial drivers, and to ensure that the list of certified medical examiners is easily accessible.

Beginning May 21, all physicals for commercial drivers can be scheduled by calling PCH/FMC’s Occupational Health Clinic at 217-465-2606, Ext. 258.

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