A Medical Card is a card issued by the Department of Transportation that indicates that an individual has been examined by a DOT-approved medical professional and found to meet the qualifications for interstate commercial driving. Individuals who hold a Medical Card are required to renew it every two years, or more frequently if their health status changes. To obtain a Medical Card, drivers must first submit to a physical examination by a DOT-approved medical professional. The examiner will then complete and sign the Medical Examination Report Form, which the driver must submit to the Department of Transportation. Drivers who do not maintain a valid Medical Card may be subject to penalties, including fines and suspension of their commercial driver's license.
In order to operate a commercial motor vehicle, you must have a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (DOT Medical Card). You can obtain a Medical Examiner's Certificate by completing the following steps:
Note: If you are taking prescription medications, be sure to check with your Medical Examiner to ensure that you are still qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
Failure to comply with these requirements may result in civil or criminal penalties. For more information, please contact your local Department of Transportation.
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