FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

02/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 04:15

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Action: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments.
Summary: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from seven individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would 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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