The Department of Transportation has submitted for White House review proposed regulations that would incorporate medical certification status information into the state-administered Commercial Drivers License Information System.
As required by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999, the proposal is aimed at preventing medically uncertified individuals from obtaining or retaining a CDL. As a result, CDL drivers no longer would be required to carry a separate medical examiners certificate.
For more information, go to http://dms.dot.gov/search and search Docket No. 2210.