FMCSA Medical Review Board to discuss medical examiner handbook
Posted June 12, 2018
An upcoming Medical Review Board (MRB) meeting will tackle revisions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) handbook for medical examiners (ME) on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). The handbook is a reference tool used by MEs as they perform FMCSA driver physicals to determine medical qualification.
The MRB meeting, which is open to the public, will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 25-26, 2018, 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) at the FMCSA National Training Center, 1310 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA, 6th floor.
Oral comments from the public will be heard during the meeting, at the discretion of the MRB Chairman. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Wednesday, June 13, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2008-0362 for the MRB using any of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal,
- Fax: (202) 493-2251,
- Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, or
- Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
Copies of the task statement and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting on the FMCSA website.
The MRB is composed of five medical experts who each serve 2-year terms. Section 4116 of SAFETEA-LU requires the Secretary of Transportation, with the advice of the MRB and the chief medical examiner, to establish, review, and revise “medical standards for operators of commercial motor vehicles that will ensure that the physical condition of operators of commercial motor vehicles is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.” The MRB operates in accordance with the terms of its charter, filed November 25, 2017.
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