Medical Examiner Facts And Your Dot Physical Exam

Who Can Serve as a Medical Examiner and Perform DOT Physical Exams?


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations defines a Medical Examiner as a person who is licensed, certified, and/or registered in accordance with applicable state laws and regulations to perform physical examinations. The term includes but is not limited to doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses.

Interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers must have valid medical certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months.

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