What needs to be added to the Driver Qualification file in reference to the Medical Card Record and Medical Examiner's Verification Record?
The medical card and examiner's verification are required parts of the Driver Qualification (DQ) file.
The Medical Card Record: A copy of a driver’s medical card needs to be added to the Medical Card Record in A-Suite. View a blank sample medical card below:
- The Medical Examiner's Verification sometimes referred to as the NRCME Record: A note must be included in the DQ file to verify that the medical examiner who performed the DOT Physical is listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The database linked below:
A screen shot of the doctor’s name as listed on the national registry, or a note from an employee of the carrier who has verified that the doctor is on the National Registry needs to be added to the NRCME Record in A-Suite.
The example below was found by conducting a search for qualified MEs within a 25 mile radius of Cleveland.
Medical Examiner Q and A:
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations\ (Link to view FMCSR) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Do all medical examiners have to be certified? Yes. All Medical Examiners (MEs) who intend to perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for interstate CMV drivers must complete the mandatory training and testing requirements in the National Registry rule by May 21, 2014. The requirements are set forth in Section 390.101 through 390.115 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).
How will a driver/carrier find a ME? ME candidates who pass the exam will be listed in an online registry located on the National Registry website. As of May 21, 2014, all interstate CMV drivers seeking a medical examination/certificate must use a ME listed on the National Registry. To find a certified ME, visit the National Registry web site at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/national-registry-certified-medical-examiners-search
Listed below is a screenshot of the Nation Registry of Certified Medical Examiner search area: