Accident Reporting: Change to Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Use of the Term “Medical Treatment”
Federal Register Title and Cite
Accident Reporting: Change to Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Use of the Term “Medical Treatment,” 87 Fed. Reg. 10895 (Feb. 25, 2022)
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Federal Register Description/Summary
FMCSA announces a revision to its regulatory guidance concerning the use of the term “medical treatment” for the purpose of accident reporting. The revised guidance explains that an x-ray examination is a diagnostic procedure and should no longer be considered “medical treatment” in determining whether a crash should be included on a motor carrier's accident register.
Contact Info: FMCSA Medical Programs Division, FMCSAMedical@dot.gov.
Note: This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way. It is intended only to provide information and clarity regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.