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High Blood Pressure-FMCSA

 
Question:
 
Drivers -- When you go back for a re-certification check during a 1-time, 3-month certificate for HBP what paperwork is required to be completed?  Do you complete the medical examination Report Form or what do you do since a full physical is not being completed? You need to know this information. It will save you money so you will not get charges for two CDL medical EXAMS.
 
FMCSA guidelines:
 
 In a driver whose BP is greater than 140/90 but less than 160/100, a one-time certificate for 3months can be issued. An individual diagnosed with Stage 2 (BP is160/100-179/109) should be treated and a one-time certificate for 3-month certification can be issued. Once the driver has reduced his or her BP to equal to or less than 140/90, he or she may be re certified annually thereafter. An individual diagnosed with Stage 3 hypertension (BP equal to or greater than180/110) should not be certified until his or her BP is reduced to 140/90 or less, and may be re certified every 6 months."
 
Answer:
 
 When they come in for the 6 month re- certifications for stage 3 HBP, you do a complete recertification exam on a new exam form.
 
For a one-time 3 month certificate, you don't need to complete an entire new physical.  In the comments section of the original exam put in the date of the recheck visit,updated BP readings, document any interim diagnostics, notes from MD,specialists, etc., and note (if BP now below 140/90) that you are issuing a tone-year certificate from the date of the original exam. Driver that whole a CDL licenses from the state of California a new exam form musts be done on a three month certificate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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