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FMCSA Denies OOIDA Request To Delay The Compliance Date For Seeing Medical Examiners Listed In The National Registry

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As reported in Overdrive late yesterday afternoon, the FMCSA denied the OOIDA’s legal petition  filed on April 8, 2014 for a delay to the enforcement date of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).  The OOIDA felt there would not be enough medical examiners available to serve the 4.4 million plus commercial drivers.  However, on last count the NRCME has well over 21,000 certified medical examiners (CMEs) now and continues to grow.  Furthermore, the FMCSA has stated that the vast majority of commercial drivers will not need to obtain a new medical examination right away since their medical certificate is still valid after the compliance date, some for more than a year.

As far as I can tell, in the not so distant future, not only will we meet the 40,000 estimated CMEs that is thought to be necessary, but exceed it.

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About Randolph Rosarion M.D.

Board Certified physician in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Certified National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) USCIS designated Civil Surgeon Certified Examiner of Divers (Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society) FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)

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