Grace period offered for new medical form
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is giving medical examiners four more months until April 20, 2016, to begin using new versions of the the Medical Examination Report and Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC). Mandatory use of the new form was to begin Dec. 22, but FMCSA faced delays in uploading the new forms and didn't do so until Dec. 14. The additional time will ensure that medical examiners have sufficient time to become familiar with the new forms and to program electronic medical records systems. In the interim, examiners can use either version of the two forms.