Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness DeterminationMedical Examiner’s Certificate. About the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSAIf the Medical Examiner determines that the driver examined is [email protected] MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE. I certify that I have examined. in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety. Regulations (49 CFR ).
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We are certified to do DOT medical exams! What are the DOT physical requirements? The best way to understand the DOT physical requirements is to go through the checklist that the medical examiner goes through to conduct the physical exam.
Drug testing is not part of a DOT Physical exam but your Company may request to have drug alcohol testing done at the same time. DOT drug testing and breath alcohol testing are additional charges. What drugs are tested for, if a DOT drug test is requested? The 5 Panel drug test analyzes urine for the following drugs: The process is pretty straight forward.
We saeftyprograms complete your physical in 30 minutes. It includes all of your vitals, screens of every area of the body, and use of limbs required to operated a commercial vehicle.
Why do I have to have a urine test? The urine test is just a kidney screen to test for sugar and protein. Can I obtain a copy of my DOT physical form? We give you 2 copies of the long-form.
One for the driver, one for the Company. Repirt you need, we will fax the DOT form to your company. The examining doctor keeps a copy of the form for our office records.
How long is a DOT medical card good for? A DOT medical card is good for two years if you have no restrictions.
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How many 3-month DOT fmcs cards can you have? You should have the condition, which caused the restriction, under control by the end of the 3-month window. These terms are used interchangeably. You do not need medical insurance to get a DOT Physical.
Insurance is not a part of our DOT Physical exam service.
Payment for the exam is your responsibility at time of service. Some insurance companies treat this exam as preventative health care and will not reimburse for it.
If you medicao insurance and want to claim reimbursement we can give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company. How much does a DOT physical cost without insurance?
We charge the same price whether you have insurance or not. How do overweight truck drivers pass the DOT physical? Being overweight is not a restriction to passing the DOT Physical exam. It is the medical conditions that being overweight eventually leads to, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease, that may affect your ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle.
That is what the DOT Physical exam will determine – whether you have any of these restrictive medical conditions.
Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Getting healthy and staying healthy is your best guarantee for your life and your livelihood. What are the DOT physical blood pressure requirements?
Note that employers are allowed to impose more stringent medical requirements. A driver with a BP of less than systolic and ,edical than 90 diastolic may be medically certified to drive for a two-year period.
The driver is certified annually thereafter.
Can a driver with mild sleep apnea get a CDL? Obstructive sleep apnea does not necessarily disqualify you for a DOT medical card. Treatment with a CPAP machine and some basic lifestyle changes can help you get a restful sleep and maintain your commercial drivers license. This can be a simple as a small notebook. What are the truck driving vision requirements? What would cause me to fail a DOT physical? Another concern is uncontrolled sugar in the urine.
There are ways you can manage your blood pressure and blood sugar. For other states please check with the motor carrier division of your state. In summary, a driver qualifies under DOT, and must carry a valid medical card, if driving a commercial vehicle that: Has a gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight of 10, pounds or more Is designed or used to transport more than 8 persons for compensation Is designed or used to transport more than 15 persons not for compensation Is used in transporting hazardous material Additional Questions or Comments: If you have a question that you feel has not been answered here, please email drjaredshelton yahoo.