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Commercial Truck Driving And Diabetes: Can You Become Truck Driver With Diabetes

Commercial Truck Driving And Diabetes: Can You Become Truck Driver With Diabetes

In this article we will explore what it takes to get a commercial driver’s license with diabetes, and how to get an insulin waiver for Type 1 and Type 2 persons who use insulin. We will look at requirements for Type 1 vs. Type 2 diabetes. We will look at insulin vs. non-insulin users. We will look at state vs. interstate CDL requirements. We will also look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) diabetes waiver program, and how you can be evaluated to drive a commercial vehicle across state lines when you have diabetes and use insulin. Intrastate guidelines for CDL with diabetes If you want to work in the trucking industry only within your state, and you do not plan to cross any state lines, you can get approved to drive a commercial vehicle in your state. For drivers driving within state lines, you do not need to apply for the Federal Diabetes Exemption. Likewise, you would not need to apply for the Federal Diabetes Exemption if you do not use insulin. Whatever rules and regulations your state has for holding a CDL with diabetes is what you have to follow for intrastate or interstate trucking. It is important to know that most commercial driving will be considered interstate, not intrastate driving, even if you do not cross state lines. If you are carrying cargo or passengers to or from another state, this is also considered as interstate commercial driving. For information on intrastate commercial driving, check with your home state for CDL requirements and see if they are applicable to you. They vary from state to state, with each state having its own regulations. You can look up the laws governing your state by visiting this page at the American Diabetes Association website, You can type your home state in the search for laws and requirements fo Continue reading >>

How To Apply To The Federal Diabetes Exemption Program

How To Apply To The Federal Diabetes Exemption Program

Obtain a Diabetes Exemption Package. Complete theApplicant Information Checklist. Medical Examiner.BringCertifying Medical Examiner Evaluation Letterfrom Diabetes Exemption package to the appointment with the medical examiner. The medical examiner mustdetermine thatyou meet all other FMCSA physical qualification guidelines except for the fact that youuse insulin. If the driver has any other medical problems or conditions (besides theuse insulin totreat their diabetes), they must be corrected before applying to the Federal Diabetes Exemption Program. The applicant driver mustprovide the medicalexaminer with a 5 year medical history for review. Applicant is to submit completedMedical Examination Report FormandMedical Examiners Certificatewith his application to the Diabetes Exemption Program. The form and certificate is available from the medical examiner. The medical examiners certificate should indicate that the driver is certified ONLY if he has a diabetes exemption and expires 1 year from the date of examination. The medical examiners certificateis NOT valid unless the insulin exemption is granted by the FMCSA. Endocrinologist Evaluation(Board Certified or Eligible). After the medical examiner certifies the driver,the applicant must bring theEndocrinologist Evaluation Checklistfrom the Diabetes Exemption Package andglucose logstothe appointment with the endocrinologist. Endocrinologist will complete all parts of the 4 pagechecklist. Apllicant is to submit the checklist,signed endocrinologistletter head and any additional report outlined in the check list. The endocrinologist evaluation is good for 6 months andmust be renewed if it expires during the applicationprocess Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Vision Evaluation Checklistis also to be performed after the medical Continue reading >>

Feds Greenlight Exemption For Truckers With Diabetes

Feds Greenlight Exemption For Truckers With Diabetes

Certain truck drivers who suffer from diabetes will be allowed to operate commercial motor vehicles in spite of their health conditions, federal regulators said Tuesday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is exempting dozens of truck drivers who use insulin to treat their diabetes from rules that would otherwise prohibit them from operating a truck. "FMCSA evaluated the eligibility of the drivers and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation," the agency wrote in the Federal Register. The rules are intended to prevent truck drivers from endangering other drivers on the road. Federal regulators have begun cracking down on truckers who violate these and other safety regulations, particularly in the wake of the crash that nearly killed comedian Tracy Morgan. The FMCSA said Tuesday that these 72 drivers who use insulin to treat their diabetes have it reasonably under control and do not pose any additional danger to other drivers on the road. They will receive a two-year exemption from the rules. The FMCSA is not exempting all drivers who use insulin from the rules, however — only those that it believes do not pose a risk on the roads. Furthermore, truck drivers that no longer need insulin to treat their diabetes are also exempt from the rules. Continue reading >>

Federal Register :: Qualification Of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

Federal Register :: Qualification Of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Information about this document as published in the Federal Register. The exemptions were applicable on April 8, 2017. The exemptions expire on April 8, 2019. Relevant information about this document from Regulations.gov provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document. This tables of contents is a navigational tool, processed from the headings within the legal text of Federal Register documents. This repetition of headings to form internal navigation links has no substantive legal effect. This feature is not available for this document. These tools are designed to help you understand the official document better and aid in comparing the online edition to the print edition. These markup elements allow the user to see how the document follows the Document Drafting Handbook that agencies use to create their documents. These can be useful for better understanding how a document is structured but are not part of the published document itself. More information and documentation can be found in our developer tools pages . This PDF is the current document as it appeared on Public Inspection on 10/26/2017 at 08:45 am. If you are using public inspection listings for legal research, you should verify the contents of the documents against a final, official edition of the Federal Register. Only official editions of the Federal Register provide legal notice to the public and judicial notice to the courts under 44 U.S.C. 1503 & 1507 . Learn more here . This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. FMCSA announces its de Continue reading >>

Truck Drivers With Diabetes Dot Regulations

Truck Drivers With Diabetes Dot Regulations

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) adapted medical guidelines that diabetic truck drivers must meet. They are part of the requirements for obtaining an interstate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). At one point in time, a truck driver with diabetes had to prove they have had diabetic episodes for three years to qualify for the diabetic exemption program. Since the diabetic exemption program was revised, this qualification no longer applies. Read below to find out what the new DOT regulations mean for prospective truck drivers with diabetes. Changing DOT regulations for diabetic truck drivers The first diabetic exemption program was established in 2003. It contained a long list of stipulations that made it hard for diabetic truck drivers to qualify for their CDL. This kept many capable truck drivers from employment with interstate trucking companies. One of the main DOT regulations hindering diabetic drivers from qualifying for the exemption program was the three-year rule. The three-year rule stated truck drivers with diabetes must have a record of driving for three years without a diabetic episode, and must have been on insulin for that time. It prevented nearly all potential drivers with diabetes from meeting the old DOT regulations. Between 2003 and 2005, only four exemptions were granted to diabetic truck drivers. On November 8, 2005, the FMCSA overturned some of the rules stated in the 2003 diabetic exemption program. The agency made vital changes, opening the road to more diabetic truck drivers. The FMCSA started accepting applications for the revised diabetic exemption program on September 22, 2005. Implementing changes in the DOT program for diabetic truck drivers The 2005 DOT regulations for the Continue reading >>

Diabetes Prescriptions

Diabetes Prescriptions

Tweet Exemption certificates for prescriptions are available for those people who take insulin or medication to control their diabetes. This type of certificate lasts for a 5 year period, and people with diabetes can apply using a form from their doctor or from the Post Office. However, people that use diet to control their diabetes and do not need medication will not be granted a Medical Exemption Certificate unless they meet other criteria. How do I get free prescriptions? To get free prescriptions, people with diabetes in England must: Be aged 18 to 60 Be prescribed medication to manage their diabetes Have a valid and current Medical Exemption Certificate. People in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland qualify for free prescriptions regardless of how their diabetes is treated How do I get a Medical Exemption Certificate? You should always be told by either your GP or your pharmacy if you are eligible for free medication, but it is up to you to find out if you are entitled to a Medical Exemption Certificate. You need to obtain and fill in an FP92A application form from your doctor, filling in parts one and two and ensuring an authorised member of the surgery confirms your information is correct. How long does the Medical Exemption Certificate last? This Medical Exemption Certificate will last for 5 years, or until your 60th birthday and, while the NHS should send you a reminder letter one month before your certificate is due to expire, you should take the initiative to re-apply before your certificate becomes invalid. Why did I not know about this? If you have been collecting your diabetes medication for free, and you sign to say you have valid medical exemption when your Medical Exemption Certificate has expired, you are liable to be charged. This is done by the NHS Continue reading >>

Free Prescriptions (england) Exemption Certificate

Free Prescriptions (england) Exemption Certificate

Home IDDT News Free prescriptions (England) exemption certificate Free prescriptions (England) exemption certificate Free prescriptions (England) exemption certificate If you are under 60, living in England, and you use insulin or medicine to manage your diabetes you are entitled to free prescriptions but you must have a medical exemption certificate before you can claim them. (Prescriptions are free for everybody in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) There has been a crackdown on people with diabetes in England claiming free prescriptions without an exemption certificate and this has led to some people being fined up to 100. If you have been issued with a fine and received no reminder letter, then you can call the NHS BSA and explain this to them the telephone number is 0300 330 9291. The Health Minister has reported that a new process has been introduced whereby if someone has made a claim for medical (or maternity) exemption, and there is no evidence they hold an exemption certificate, they will still receive a penalty charge, but this can be cancelled if they submit a valid application for a medical (or maternity) exemption certificate within 60 days of the receipt of the penalty charge notice. Where a penalty surcharge has already been paid, a payment equal to the amount of the surcharge will be refunded but not the cost of the prescription. How to obtain a medical exemption certificate If you want to claim free prescriptions you need a medical exemption certificate. Complete the form and return it to your GP for signing and the surgery will send it off. If you do not have a certificate or your application is being processed, you will need to pay for your prescription. Ask your pharmacist for a FP57 receipt and refund claim form so that you will be able to clai Continue reading >>

Driver Medical Conditions

Driver Medical Conditions

An applicant who does not pass the required hearing test on the DOT physical will not be able to obtain a New Mexico commercial license. New Mexico does not offer a medical waiver for hearing to commercial drivers. An applicant who cannot pass the required color blindness test on the DOT physical will not be able to obtain a New Mexico commercial license. New Mexico does not offer a medical waiver for color blindness to commercial drivers. Every commercial license applicant (except a government employee, who is medically qualified through his government agency) must provide evidence that he is medically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Applicant must present a Medical Examiner Certificate which indicates that the applicant has passed a "DOT" physical. In order to be acceptable, the certificate must be filled out in each space. The Medical Examiner Certificate must have all of the following fields filled in: Printed name, address and signature of driver. Printed name, address, license/certificate number, telephone number, date of examination, expiration date and signature of medical examiner. Appropriate box must be checked by medical examiner. Do not accept any certificate that has been altered or corrected. Look over the CDL Medical Examiner's Certificate. Be familiar with the information that is currently required. Because MVD electronically tracks the Medical Certificate the Commercial Driver License expiration date is no longer tied to the length of the Medical Certificate expiration date. Medical Waivers must be issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration . Vision waiver -The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently offering vision waivers to commercial license holders who have at least 20/40 vision in one eye. T Continue reading >>

Dot May Alter Protocol For Diabetic Truck Drivers

Dot May Alter Protocol For Diabetic Truck Drivers

Insulin-dependent diabetic truckers may no longer have to request a formal exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, should a new federal rule go into effect. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday it is seeking public comments on a revised 2015 rule eliminating the exemption requirement for insulin-dependent diabetic drivers. Instead, the rule would give individual medical examiners authority to grant or deny diabetic drivers their medical certificates. FMCSA is accepting public comments through Sept. 25. As part of the revised rule, FMCSA may have drivers submit an assessment form to their medical examiner. The form would ask about the driver’s history with insulin, date of their last comprehensive eye exam, any diabetes-related complications they’ve experienced, and more. “This information will assist the (medical examiner) in determining whether insulin treatment or any medical complications of diabetes will impact a driver’s ability to safely operate a CMV,” the agency said in its announcement. “Therefore, FMCSA expects that 100 percent of drivers who are treated with insulin and intend to operate a CMV in interstate commerce will have the form completed by their (treating clinician).” The agency hasn’t provided a timeline for when it would implement the new protocol, should it proceed with the rule. Public comments on the revised rule proposal, identified as FMCSA-2005-23151, can be submitted online through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Continue reading >>

Fmcsa Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

Fmcsa Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should eliminate the requirement that drivers with insulin-treated diabetes seek a formal exemption from the agency to be allowed to operate a commercial vehicle. Specifically, FMCSA stated in the Federal Register for July 27 that it invites comment on a revision to its medical qualification requirements, covered by OMB Control Number 2126-0006), which is due to expire on August 31, 2018. The revision reflects the agencys anticipation of a final rule to revise its regulations to eliminate the blanket prohibition against insulin-dependent diabetic individuals' operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce." That rule would be based on a 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and subsequent recommendations provided by FMCSA's Medical Review Board after an analysis of the comments received in response to the NPRM. Based on the MRB's analysis of the comments and their recommendations, the agency said it is considering replacing the previously proposed written notification from the treating clinician (TC) with a form titledInsulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Formto be completed by the TC and provided to the certified medical examiner (certified ME). This form could be required for CMV drivers treated with insulin for diabetes who wish to drive in interstate commerce. FMCSA is open to comment on both the proposed IC revision and the new assessment form that it is being considered. Click here to read theFederal Registernotice and to learn how to provide comments to the agency on the proposed revision and form. Continue reading >>

Uk Only - Check Your Medical Exemption Card : Diabetes

Uk Only - Check Your Medical Exemption Card : Diabetes

Just a warning post to all diabetics who are currently entitled to free prescriptions. I got a letter through the post this morning from "NHS business services", claiming that I have defrauded them by claiming my prescriptions as free. I called them to query and apparently this is because my medical exemption from prescriptions charges relies on me having an up to date card that confirms that, yup, I still have diabetes. I am infuriated. Not because of the charge itself. But because the charge has been levied with no prior warning that either my card is due to expire or that charges might be incurred if I claimed prescriptions while not having a valid card. I had never received any communication from the NHS regards this until the penalty charge notice. I even called the number on the letter to explain my reasoning and perhaps follow up an appeal process. I was given a curt "no, you are 100% liable". Fantastic. So yes, I wanted to warn you all to check your medical exemption card and ensure it is in date. If not, you must go through the rigmarole of booking an appointment with your GP and wasting both his and other patients' times just to ask him to fill out a form so he can also confirm that, yup, you still have the beetus. I'd also hasten to add that I'm not ungrateful for the fact that we essentially receive free insulin etc, as this is a fantastic service that not all sufferers across the world can benefit from. But it does leave a bitter taste that essentially the whole practise of needing a card in the first instance, (despite no pharmacist or GP asking to see it), and there being penalties for not having one, is being processed by entire departments of people within the NHS being paid by tax payers to track down sick tax payers and fine them inordinate sums of m Continue reading >>

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission - Insulin Dependent Diabetic Designation

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission - Insulin Dependent Diabetic Designation

New Optional Designation on Driver's Licenses and Non-Driver Identification Cards for Insulin Dependent Diabetics Effective, September 1, 2014, New Jersey Statute (N.J.S.A.) 39:3-10.8a allows a person who is an insulin dependent diabetic to voluntarily inform the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) of his/her diabetic status with the sole intent of having his/her MVC-issued driver's license or identification card (ID) and MVC record reflect that medical condition. The express purpose of the statute is for law enforcement officials or emergency medical personnel to be able to use this information to identify a person who has been rendered unable to communicate due to a diabetic seizure. On the driver's license or identification card document there will be a "5" imprinted under "restriction." This will alert the law enforcement official or emergency medical personnel that there should also be a pink "designation/restriction" card, on this person, that will indicate the condition. This is an optional program and, as such, the designation will only be included if the person chooses to participate. Beginning September 1, 2014, any person who wishes to have the insulin dependent diabetic designation indicated on his/her driver's license or non-driver identification card and entered into the MVC database, must follow the appropriate instructions. Issued only in person, at an agency. Not by mail. Any person who wishes to have this designation indicated on his/her driver's license or non-driver ID and entered into the MVC database must bring all the following documentation to any motor vehicle agency. This cannot be done by mail. A statement on your doctor's prescription pad indicating that you have insulin dependent diabetes A completed "Request for Insulin Dependent Des Continue reading >>

Diabetes Exemption In Dot Commercial Driver

Diabetes Exemption In Dot Commercial Driver

Diabetes Exemption in DOT Commercial Driver Heres a question about diabetes exemption in DOT Commercial driverfrom one of our NRCME training program students: Lets see if I understood exemption guidelines sequence. I do the exam. He is qualified except for the insulinso I fill out the Medical Exam Form, indicate he is currently disqualified, say why, but dont write anything on the certificate. ( in this case the driver has never had an exemption before). Thenthe driver applies for the Federal exemption program and shows a copy of my Medical Exam Form. In my geographic area they get that exemption application form from the DMV. Thenif and when he receives the Federal exemption form, I fill out a follow-up Medical Exam Form and certificate indicating he can drive if accompanied by the Federal Exemption form. If the driver is otherwise qualified except for using insulin, on the exam form you mark qualified for one year due to diabetes AND : Mark the accompanied by a __________ exemption checkbox So the confusing part about diabetes exemption in DOT Commercial driver is although you have marked meets standards they are still disqualified UNLESS accompanied by the exemption, which they now have to apply for. See driver exemption programs for more details. They do not have to return to you for another exam after getting the exemption, until the one year has passed. Once they are already in the federal exemption program and presenting for recertification, they must provide for you: Federal diabetes exemption certificate (renewed every 2 yrs) Continue reading >>

Got My Diabetic Exemption!

Got My Diabetic Exemption!

So I applied for a diabetic exemption back in June. I printed out the exemption form here, After my endocrinologist filled out the paperwork, I went and got an eye exam and had the optometrist fill out her paperwork. Both doctors had to provide letterheads with their name, location, and doctor certification numbers included. Then had to get a DOT physical and a medical card. Also required were copies of my current driver license (front and back), a copy of my med card, driving report, (wrecks, speeding tickets, etc). I thought that I had to send a certified check also, but I believe that was for my driving record. The driving record HAS to be an official copy from the state with their letterhead and official stamp/seal. All instructions are included in the exemption packet that you print out. After all paperwork is submitted, it will be reviewed. If anything is incorrect or missing, it will be sent back to you to be corrected. ( I had to get an updated letterhead from the optometrist). Afterwards, if everything is correct, it is reviewed again. If you qualify your name will be published in the Federal Register twice. My name was published on June 22, 2015. I did receive a notice stating that my name had been published. I received my Exemption on August 4, 2015. It states that it was approved on July 23, 2015. Along with seeing my endocrinologist every 3 months, (FMCSA is very tight on this), I am required to get a new physical every year, (instead of every 2 years), and also get an eye exam every year. Today, August 5, 2015, I took my Federal waiver, Social Security card, birth certificate, medical card, and current driver license to the closest (to me) CDL office, located in Cullman, AL. The examiner had never had to do a waiver/exemption before, so it took a little t Continue reading >>

Medical Exemption Certificates

Medical Exemption Certificates

People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if they have a valid medical exemption certificate. entitles youto free NHS prescriptions only doesn't cover dental treatment or help with other health costs should be shown when you collect a prescription is valid for five years (or until your 60th birthday, whichever is sooner) Its your responsibility to check the expiry date, and if you claim free prescriptions after your certificate expires, you could have to pay a penalty charge of up to 100. You can apply for a medical exemption certificate if you have one of the following medical conditions: a permanent fistula (for example, caecostomy, colostomy, laryngostomy or ileostomy) which needs continuous surgical dressing or an appliance a form of hypoadrenalism (for example, Addisons Disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone myxoedema (that is, hypothyroidism which needs thyroid hormone replacement) epilepsy which needs continuous anticonvulsive therapy a continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without the help of another person cancer and are undergoing treatment for either: These are the only conditions that entitle you to a medical exemption certificate. If youre not sure about the name of your condition, speak to your doctor. If you're entitled to a certificate because of your medical condition,your doctor will give you an application form. You should expect to receive your certificate within 10 working days of us receiving your application. If you need to pay prescription charges before your medical exemption certificate arrives, you can get a refund as long as: you ask for an FP57 refund recei Continue reading >>

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