News

FMCSA extends the waiver for CDL and other interstate drivers operating CMVs until December 31, 2020.

There is a new alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea called Inspire. This has potential impact on our CDL patients.  A polysomnogram is done approximately 3 months after device implantation to document effectiveness. The device can be interrogated like CPAP to document usage.

The FMCSA has extended the expiration dates for Medical Examiner certificates. The Medical Examiner certificate is now valid through September 30, 2020.

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the expiration dates for Merchant Mariner and Pilot credentials to December 31, 2020.

FMCSA grants emergency relief to motor carriers and drivers who are providing direct assistance to relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

ACOEM has advised that routine occupational spirometry testing be suspended during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Important News for Physician Assistants Regarding the NYS Workers' Compensation System: a new law signed as part of Governor Cuomo’s 2019-2020 budget allows PAs to treat injured workers in the NYS workers’ compensation system. Have you done your training?

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