Medical Requirements What happens if a driver is not truthful about his/her health history on the medical examination form? What is the Medical Review Board? How can I get more information or apply to serve on the Medical Review Board (MRB)? As a Medical Examiner, can I disclose the results of my medical evaluation to a commercial motor vehicle driver's employer? Are motor carriers legally obligated to provide air conditioning in commercial motor vehicles? Is the employer legally responsible for paying for the DOT medical examination? Can a Canadian driver apply for a Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) certificate to drive in the United States? What tests are used to determine if a driver has adequate hearing to drive safely? Is there a "grandfathering" provision for the Vision and Diabetes standards? Can a driver be qualified if taking prescribed medical marijuana? Who should I contact if I have questions about the information I am required to submit to the FMCSA to obtain a waiver or exemption? I operate a CMV in the United States but reside outside of the United States. Can I use my foreign medical certificate? Are government employees exempt from routine/yearly physical examinations? Is it possible to get exemptions for some medical conditions? Can I drive a commercial vehicle after having angioplasty/stents inserted into my heart? When may I request a waiver/exemption? Can a CMV driver be disqualified for using a legally prescribed drug? Who should I contact if I have questions about the status of my application for a Vision or Diabetes exemption? If a driver has had surgery for Meniere's Disease, is the condition disqualifying? What is the ANSI Standard? What medications disqualify a CMV driver? Are CMV Drivers required to be CPR certified? What is a pilot program? Does my driving record affect my eligibility for a medical certificate? How do I request a waiver/exemption? What is the basis of FMCSA's recommendations regarding high blood pressure? Who determines if a pilot program should be initiated? Am I required to have a medical certificate if I only operate a CMV in my home State (intrastate commerce)? Can I report a driver operating without a medical certificate? What protection can I expect as a whistleblower and to Whom would I report it? Is the driver required to provide a copy to the employer? Do drivers need to carry the medical certification when driving a CMV? May a driver who has non-insulin treated diabetes mellitus (treated with oral medication) be certified for 2 years? Where can I find the FMCSRs? As a Medical Examiner, can I disclose the results of my medical evaluation to a CMV driver's employer? Can I still get a medical certificate if I have a medical condition that is being treated by a physician? What is a satisfactory exercise tolerance test? My medical certificate is still valid. Am I prohibited from operating a CMV if I have a medical condition that developed after my last medical certificate was issued? How long does it take to get my medical certificate once my medical examination is complete? What are the differences between the medical standards and the medical advisory criteria and the medical guidelines? What is the effect on driver certification based on FMCSA hypertension stages? Can carriers set their own standards for CMV drivers who operate in interstate commerce? Is Meniere's Disease disqualifying? Does the FMCSA set any guidelines for Medical Examiner fees associated with conducting medical examinations? What does the medical examination involve? Can I get a waiver if I have had a single unprovoked seizure? How long will it take the agency to respond to my request for a waiver? What medical criteria are required to obtain a medical certificate? Are holders of Class 3 pilot licenses required to have another physical for commercial driving? How do Medical Examiners differ from Medical Review Officers? May a Medical Examiner qualify a driver who has blood in his urine? What am I required to do if the FMCSA grants my exemption? For how long is my medical certificate valid? Are there duties related to the FMCSA medical certification? What information should the Medical Examiner have available to decide if a driver is medically qualified? If a driver with hypertension has lowered his blood pressure to normal range, lost weight, and is off medications, can he/she be certified for 2 years? What should I do if I have an idea or suggestion for a pilot program? Who can give a waiver or exemption? Why is the DOT physical examination important? Are the DOT medical examinations covered by HIPAA? How can I get a copy of my medical evaluation file? Can a driver on oxygen therapy be qualified to drive in interstate commerce? What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration? If I am a medically certified pilot, can I legally operate a CMV? Can a driver be qualified if he/she is having recurring episodes of ventricular tachycardia? How soon may a driver be certified after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery? Can a driver who takes nitroglycerine for angina be certified? Is the Medical Examiner required to repeat the entire physical examination if the driver is only returning for blood pressure check? How is the new blood pressure documented? Where may I obtain an application for an epilepsy waiver? May I request reconsideration if I am found not qualified for a medical certificate? If a driver had a Myocardial Infarction (MI), followed by coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) several months ago, should he have an ETT (exercise tolerance test) as recommended in the MI guidelines but not in the CABG guidelines? What if the certifying doctor is no longer available? Can I apply for an exemption from the hypertension standard? Can a driver be qualified if he is taking Methadone? Who can serve as a Medical Examiner and perform DOT physical exams? Is Proteinuria disqualifying? Is Narcolepsy disqualifying? Why are the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension important? Who is required to have a copy of the Medical Certificate? Who signs the medical certificate? What will the FMCSA do after the agency receives my request for a waiver? Will my employer have access to my medical evaluation? What is a waiver? An exemption? When is audiometry required? Can a driver receive a hearing waiver? What are the hearing requirements for CMV drivers? What is the protocol if the Medical Examiner's Certificate gets damaged, lost or unreadable? Are CMV drivers who operate in interstate commerce required to have a medical certificate? Is getting a medical certificate mandatory for all CMV drivers in the United States? What is the age requirement for operating a CMV in interstate commerce? Is a release form required to be completed in order for the employer to legally keep the medical certification card on file? Is a release form required to be completed in order for the employer to legally keep the medical certification card on file? What medical conditions disqualify a commercial bus or truck driver? Is the certification limited to current employment or job duties? Can CMV drivers be qualified while being prescribed Provigil (Modafinil)? If the driver admits to regular alcohol use, and based on responses on the driver history, further questioning or additional tools such as CAGE, AUDIT or TWEAK assessments, may the examiner require further evaluation prior to signing the medical certificate?