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PIA - National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry)

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The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) was developed and implemented under the authority of Section 4116(a) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (codified at 49 U.S.C. § 31149). The program is managed and maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers comply with physical qualification requirements and be examined and certified by a medical examiner at least once every two years.

The National Registry program ensures that Medical Examiners (MEs) who perform DOT driver medical examinations are properly trained and certified by FMCSA to do so. The program will maintain personally identifiable information (PII) for each medical examiner candidate applying for FMCSA ME certification, MEs’ administrative personnel who are registering on the National Registry, and of CMV drivers examined by a certified FMCSA ME.

FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (73 FR 73129, December 1, 2008) proposing to establish and maintain a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. FMCSA posted a Privacy Impact Analysis (PIA) of the proposed rule in the docket on December 2, 2008.1 FMCSA is publishing this revised PIA to include changes that reflect differences in the NPRM and the Final Rule as well as implementation and operational decisions made since the publishing of the NPRM, and to clarify language used in the initial PIA (77 FR 24104, April 20, 2012).

Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012