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Sleep apnea and conditional medical certification being fought on new fronts

In an attempt to solve the problem of medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term conditional certifications — if any certification at all — pending results of a sleep study, NASTC has started offering both member and non-member carriers and drivers a sleep apnea screening and testing program that puts the process in the driver's hands.

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National registry site goes live

FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners went live in May.

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National Registry rule finalized

Health-care professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck drivers must be DOT-certified.

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