Use of current Certified Medical Examination form extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that certified medical examiners may continue to use current driver examination forms until April 20, 2016.

As part of the 2015 Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration Final Rule, medical examiners were required to use the revised Medical Long Form (MCSA-5875) and Medical Examination Certification (med card) (MCSA-5876) beginning Dec. 22, 2015. However, in a recent notice published in the Federal Register, FMCSA announced that CMEs may continue to use the current forms until the grace period ends on April 20, 2016.

According to FMCSA, this action is being taken to ensure that Medical Examiners have sufficient time to become familiar with the new forms and to program electronic medical records systems.

MTAC will continue to sell the current forms, and will also let members know when the new forms are in stock and available for sale.