Doubts Mount on Supply of Medical Examiners
Doc’s May be Scarce in Some Parts; Drivers Fork Over More?
There were some hushed comments between steering meeting members after remarks by Larry Minor, associate administrator for policy at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, regarding a rulemaking on the potentially life-threatening condition known as sleep apnea.
Minor told a packed house at ATA headquarters in early April that it may not be until 2019 when a rulemaking emerges, if then. A lot of eyeballs are expected to focus on it. Not only are special interest groups curious and motivated over what it might say, but more attention will be given to it by medical examiners. They hold the key to whether a driver should be disqualified because of the condition associated with obesity.