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DOT Physical Examinations (Commercial Driver Medical Examinations)
Call to schedule your examination 408-371-0260.
At San Jose Chiropractic Center, Dr. Silver performs DOT physicals for commercial and non-commercial motor vehicle drivers. Dr. Silver is a registered medical examiner on the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and completed required training and testing concerning Federal physical qualifications and standards for truck and bus drivers. He possesses the necessary knowledge and professional credentials to perform physical qualification examinations for commercial motor vehicle drivers in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR 391.41 - 391.49). In this capacity, he is also on staff at Fast Response On-Site Testing (FROST) http://fastresponseonsite.com serving the emergency response community.
Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner's Certificate for Commercial Driver License (CDL)
You will receive the necessary forms that are required by DMV. This includes the MER Medical Examination Report Form (MCSA-5875), and the MEC Medical Examiner's Certificate (MCSA-5876). These forms are required to operate commercial vehicles in the United States. These medical forms may be completed by a U. S. licensed Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), Licensed Physician Assistant (P.A.), a Nurse Practitioner (N.P.), or Advance Practice Nurse, and must be given to the DMV with your original application for a driver license or instruction permit. The medical forms must be dated within the last 2 years.
The California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Program was enacted in the interest of improving traffic safety on our roadways. As a result, California has developed licensing and testing requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles which equals or exceeds the federal standards. It takes special skills and a professional attitude to safely operate large trucks and buses. Only professional drivers will receive and keep a Commercial Driver License (CDL). A CDL is proof of your professional skills and aptitude.
California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 12517.2(a) requires all applicants for an original or any renewal of a certificate(s) to drive a school bus, school pupil activity bus, youth bus, general public paratransit vehicle or farm labor vehicle to submit a report of medical examination, completed by a Certified Medical Examiner listed on the National Registry. The report of medical examination must be submitted upon application and every two years thereafter. CVC Section 12517.2(b) requires all school bus drivers within the same month of reaching the age of 65 to submit an acceptable medical report on a yearly basis.
If you are required to have an ADL or CDL as part of your job, your employer must pay the cost of the examination unless your examination was taken before you applied for the job (Labor Code Section 231).
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Commercial Driver Medical Info
Commercial Driver Medical Examination, DL-51 and DOT Examination all refer to the medical evaluation that is required to operate commercial vehicles in the United States.
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