FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

12/01/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2020 04:16

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Action: Notice of denials.
Summary: FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from two individuals treated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) who requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) prohibiting operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope (transient loss of consciousness), dyspnea (shortness of breath), collapse, or congestive heart failure.
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