When a CMV operator meets medical qualifications, with or without waivers, exemptions or skills performance evaluations (SPEs), a Medical Examiner's Certificate must be issued. Federal rules and state law compel states to disqualify commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial permit holders who do not submit current, complete and legible Medical Examiner's Certificates to their state licensing agency.
DMV must manually enter all the information shown on the Medical Examiner's Certificate into a database that is accessible to other state licensing agencies and law enforcement. It is imperative, therefore, that the Medical Examiner's Certificate DMV receives is fully legible and properly completed. Otherwise we cannot process the document and driver’s commercial driving privileges may be cancelled.
Drivers began submitting copies of the Medical Examiner's Certificates to DMV towards the end of 2011 and we have noted a large number that are missing information, improperly completed or not entirely legible. Some of the problems are due to the quality of the copies produced during completion.
Medical Examiner’s Certificates for examinations performed on or after April 20, 2016 must be on the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Form MCSA-5876. DMV will reject medical certificates for examinations performed on or after April 20, 2016 that are not on this form.
DMV will continue to accept other medical certificate forms after April 20, 2016 only if the examination was performed before April 20, 2016.
Medical Examiner's Certificates issued on or after May 21, 2014 will not be accepted without the examiners National Registry number.