The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that the rule (the way it is written) would compromise the safety of the driver and the highways.
Dr Randolph Rosarion, certified Medical Examiner in the US DOT FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) and Elaine Papp, board certified occupational health nurse and founder of Health and Safety Works, LLC, will be our special guests on AskTheTrucker ‘Live” Saturday 6/27/15 at 6:30 PM ET as they discuss the complex and unseen details of insulin dependent Diabetes mellitus and how it relates to the NPR and the professional driver.
FMCSA’s New Proposed Rule, amending insulin treated driver qualification standards, published, May 4th, in the Federal Register.
Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard Summary –
“FMCSA proposes to permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers with ITDM are prohibited from driving CMVs in interstate commerce unless they obtain an exemption from FMCSA…..”
Dr Rosarion and Ms. Papp have written articles regarding the NPR. A few can be read here:
“FMCSA’s Proposed Rule could Amend Driver Qualification Standards for Insulin Treated Diabetes” by Dr Randolph Rosarion
“Qualifications of Drivers” Diabetes Standard- FMCSA ‘s Notice of Proposed Rule Making” by Elaine Papp
“FMCSA NPR to amend certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best” by Dr. Randolph Rosarion
Both Dr Rosarion and Elaine Papp are Advisers for North American Trucking Alerts (NATA)
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