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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...
Medical Marijuana – OK for Commercial Drivers?

Medical Marijuana – OK for Commercial Drivers?

Much of the recent press about marijuana has been regarding recreational use now legal in several states.  The debate regarding medical marijuana use in commercial drivers has been settled: From the DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice: The...