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Medical examiners receive emails from FMCSA in error

Notifications incorrectly state MEs to be removed from National Registry

Posted February 9, 2018

An email notification from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) system was sent to several Medical Examiners (ME) in error between February 6th and 7th, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The email stated the ME would be removed from the NRCME because the system indicated his or her state medical license was expired or due to expire shortly. FMCSA clarified is not currently planning to remove any ME from the NRCME based on outdated information. The credentials flagged in the system are required at all times in order to perform driver physicals, regardless of the ME’s status in the NRCME website. FMCSA will notify all MEs when the NRCME website is restored.

MEs may continue to perform driver physicals during the outage. FMCSA instructs them to issue paper Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876, to qualified drivers. MEs should segregate all examinations completed during the interim and be prepared to upload them when the website is back online, with no penalties.

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