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NRCME Acronyms and Abbreviations

There are many acronyms and abbreviations that are found in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry of Certified Medical Examiner (NRCME) program. Below are some of those listed in the Final Rule from the FMCSA regarding the NRCME program.

Summary: FMCSA establishes a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) with requirements that all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers meet the following criteria: Complete certain training concerning FMCSA's physical qualification standards, pass a test to verify an understanding of those standards, and maintain and demonstrate competence through periodic training and testing. Following establishment of the National Registry and a transition period, FMCSA will require that motor carriers and drivers use only those medical examiners on the Agency's National Registry and will only accept as valid medical examiner's certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National Registry. FMCSA is developing the National Registry program to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified so they can determine effectively whether a CMV driver's medical fitness for duty meets FMCSA's standards.

FMCSA NRCME Acronyms and Abbreviations

AANP American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
AAOHN American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
AAPA American Academy of Physician Assistants
ABA American Bus Association
ACOEM American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ADA American Diabetes Association
Advocates Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
AME Aviation Medical Examiner
APN Advanced Practice Nurse
ATA American Trucking Associations, Inc.
BISC Bus Industry Safety Council
CAA Clean Air Act
CDL Commercial Driver's License
CDLIS Commercial Driver's License Information System
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMV Commercial Motor Vehicle
DC Doctor of Chiropractic
DEP Diabetes Expert Panel
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
DOT U.S. Department of Transportation
EA Environmental Assessment
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMCSRs Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
ISAREC Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
LTCCS Large Truck Crash Causation Study
LFC Licencia Federal de Conductor
MCMIS Motor Carrier Management Information System
MCSAP Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
MD Doctor of Medicine
ME Medical Examiner
MEP Medical Expert Panel
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRB (FMCSA's) Medical Review Board
MRO Medical Review Officer
NADME National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NCCA National Commission of Certifying Agencies
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
National Registry National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
NSTA National School Transportation Association
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
OOIDA Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
PA Physician Assistant
PHI Protected Health Information
PIA Privacy Impact Assessment
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PRA Paperwork Reduction Act
RDS Role Delineation Study
RIA Regulatory Impact Analysis
SBA Small Business Administration
SDLAs State Driver Licensing Agencies

Read the FMCSA Final Rule

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10-Year Recertification Notice

Certified Medical Examiners on the National Registry are required to be recertified no sooner than 9 years and no later than 10 years from the date of issuance of their medical examiner certification credential. Recertification requires that providers complete an accredited training program such as ours and pass the in-person national NRCME certification examination.

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