Drug Test for DOT Physical

Drug Test for DOT Physical

“We have a provider who in the past worked in a facility that whenever a driver has a history of previous illegal substance abuse they gave them a drug screen (non dot) with every physical in order to certify. Today we had a driver that admitted to previous use...
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...