The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently updated their Commercial Driver Medical Exam forms. The new "long form" is now a Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875 and will go into effect at WorkMed on April 1, 2016. A sample of MCSA-5875 and the accompanied FAQ's from the FMCSA can be found at the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Resource Center.
There are some additional changes in reporting and examinations that will also go into effect. If a driver does not have all their medical information to complete the examination, they may have to be placed in a "pending status" for up to 45 days maximum. The driver is not authorized to drive during this time frame if their previous card has expired. Thus, we encourage all drivers to either have their complete medical information at the time of the exam or schedule an appointment at least 45 days prior to their medical card expiration date in order to avoid delays.
To set up an appointment for a DOT Physical, please call one of our WorkMed locations.
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