Do FMCSA Rules “trump” HIPAA?

Do FMCSA Rules “trump” HIPAA?

Driver with a Disqualifying condition – FMCSA vs. HIPAA Marie and Suzanne wonder: Q: Was wondering what action a health care organization should take if they become aware a DOT driver has a disqualifying condition and still driving. The driver sought urgent care...
When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

Specialty Consults on DOT Physical Close to half of your Commercial DOT Physical examinees have a significant medical condition.  Most times is easy enough to request some documentation or needed testing from the primary care treating physician. Examples: You have a...
Should the Driver Disrobe for a DOT Physical?

Should the Driver Disrobe for a DOT Physical?

Hidden Conditions I know some examiners that have high volume practices and don’t require commercial drivers to disrobe for a DOT physical. Here’s an interstate driver who popped into a truck stop restaurant to wolf down a burger and fries. Some would...