River Valley Occupational Health, Inc. “RVOH” is pleased to inform you that our Medical Providers will be certified and registered on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners by May 21, 2014 and our Russellville and Conway locations will continue providing D.O.T (Department of Transportation) physical exams. All physicals will continue to be performed by appointment only. DOT proposed the ruling to standardize the standard of care delivered by medical providers (Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Advanced Practice Nurse, and Physician Assistants) to commercial motor vehicle drivers more than three years ago. The final ruling went into effect in 2013 and medical examiners interested in continuing to provide DOT physicals for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers , were given a period of approximately one year to receive training and pass a certification exam demonstrating both knowledge and proficiency required by law to meet FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Administration) physical qualification standards.
Re: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners- Effective May 21, 2014
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. It requires all medical examiners (ME’s) who want to perform physical examinations (DOT Physicals) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical exam qualification standards. Medical examiners that have completed the training and successfully passed the test are included in an on-line directory located on the National Registry website.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This law goes into effect May 21, 2014. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!
What does this mean? Simply stated, soon there will be an abundant shortage of certified medical providers that meet the mandatory qualifications by federal law to perform FMCSA DOT CMV driver physical exams. RVOH would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for your business and assure you that we will continue to provide the highest quality of service in the industry.
River Valley Occupational Health, Inc. “RVOH”
For more information on the National Registry, visit the FMCSA website: