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11/27/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/28/2020 04:16

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Action: Notice of final disposition.
Summary: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt six individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
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