New York chiropractors no longer authorized to perform driver physical exams
Posted June 7, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was recently notified by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Chiropractic that under their present scope of practice, Doctors of Chiropractic in New York are not authorized to perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams required to determine and certify the physical qualifications of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
The State Board of Chiropractic has notified all chiropractors listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners that the DOT examination for CMV operators is beyond the scope of chiropractic practice as defined under New York State Law.
On June 1, 2016, FMCSA notified all chiropractors licensed in New York that they are removed from the National Registry, effective immediately. Medical Examiner certificates issued by New York State licensed chiropractors through June 1, 2016, while they were listed on the National Registry will remain valid until their expiration date.
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