On February 21, 2018, Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (“National Registry”) No. 4114329794, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested after being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. Dr. Edwards was charged with crimes including conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements, and falsification of federal records.
The investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Transportation determined that while listed as a Certified Medical Examiner on the National Registry, Dr. Edwards exhibited a pattern whereby examinations were incomplete, required tests were not performed, and information on medical examination forms was falsified.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed Dr. Edwards from the National Registry on December 5, 2017.
USDOT/FMCSA intends to revoke all medical certificates issued by Dr. Edwards to commercial motor vehicle operators within the past two years.
FMCSA offices nationwide are presently working with State Driver’s Licensing Agencies to obtain the contact information for all affected drivers. FMCSA is contacting these drivers and informing them that they have THIRTY DAYS to obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a Medical Examiner with valid certification on the National Registry.
Drivers and carriers with further questions should contact USDOT/FMCSA via email at FMCSAMedical@dot.gov or by calling 1-202-366-4001.