Elaine Papp, RN, MSN, COHN-S CM, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs of the FMCSA will once again be joining us on Truth About Trucking ‘Live June 19th 2014 at 6PM ET. The last time Ms Papp was with us on May 8th, she explained the National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners Program, including an FAQ during the show.
The Truth About Trucking”Live” broadcast, “Understanding the National Registry Of Certified Medical Examiners Program” with Ms. Papp, included her response regarding the on going concerns by drivers, the ATA and OOIDA, as they apprehensively anticipated that there would not be sufficient certified medical examiners to accommodate all drivers medical exams by the May 21st deadline.
You can listen to her reply on the replay here.
Elaine will be addressing even more of driver and carrier concerns on June 19th, including medical regulations, exemptions, and waivers. Details of the show will be announced on our Blog Talk Radio show description page as we get closer to the date. Ms. Papp will be taking callers on the show, a few drivers have written their questions to us already.
If you have a specific health or medical questions you would like to ask Ms. Papp, please ask in the comment section below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Line: FMCSA Medical Show
Many remember Elaine Papp from the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Kansas City, MO as she gave her presentation addressing many driver health concerns. Those who attended, warmly remember her as she listened intently as the Deaf Truckers United Group made their plea for hearing exemptions.
Later in 2013, the FMCSA granted 40 individuals exemptions from the hearing requirements of the physical qualifications standards at 49 391.41(b)(11).
It represented the first time the agency had granted such exemptions
Read more FMCSA Grants Hearing Exemptions
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