The National Registry final rule addresses four NTSB recommendations on a comprehensive medical oversight program for interstate drivers that include the following elements:
- Individuals performing medical examinations for drivers are qualified to do so and are educated about occupational issues for drivers.
- A tracking mechanism is established that ensures that every prior application by an individual for medical certification is recorded and reviewed.
- Medical certification regulations are updated periodically to permit trained MEs to clearly determine whether drivers with common medical conditions should be issued a medical certificate; and
- Individuals performing examinations have specific guidance and a readily identifiable source of information for questions on such examinations.