2014 May

Changes for Driver Medical Card Physicals

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Same Test, New Doctor

Beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014 medical exams for commercial drivers must be performed by registered medical examiners. Longstanding state and federal regulations require certain commercial drivers to obtain certifications from medical professionals affirming that they are qualified to operate vehicles. In Minnesota, drivers that are covered by the regulations must carry medical cards. But under new federal rules, drivers can no longer simply go to their family doctor for certification.

The federal rules will soon restrict who can perform the required exam. As of May 21, only health care workers who are members of […]