Drivers examined by Atlanta chiropractor need new physicals within 30 days of FMCSA letter
Posted December 28, 2016
More than 6,600 commercial drivers who received medical certification from a Georgia medical examiner will have to be requalified, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) spokesman, Duane DeBruyne. The Atlanta chiropractor was arrested and charged with allegedly falsifying driver medical examinations.
FMCSA is working with state licensing agencies to identify the drivers impacted by the recent investigation. The drivers are spread throughout 48 states, with the majority domiciled in Georgia.
FMCSA will send out letters to the drivers, informing them that they must seek recertification from another certified medical examiner within 30 days of the post-mark on the official notification.
Drivers that fail to obtain medical requalification within the 30-day time period will be medically disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. For drivers holding commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), this involves a downgraded license if the deadline is not met.
Note that the exams performed by the defendant may include non-CDL regulated drivers. If any driver believes he or she was screened by this specific examiner, he or she needs to go for recertification as soon as possible.
Drivers and carriers with further questions should contact FMCSA via email at FMCSAMedical@dot.gov or by calling (202) 366-4001.
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