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New York Medical Certification Requirements
How To find a doctor to perform your DOT Physical Examination: NY Certified medical Examiners
What kind of driving will you do?
Non-Excepted (N) v.s. Excepted(E) Driving. What is the difference?
Excepted Driving applies to drivers that only drive in the following way:
Determine the type of commerce you are involved in.
Interstate is when you drive from one state to another state or foreign country (or your commercial motor vehicle crosses at any point from one state to another state or foreign country)
If you drive only within your state but the cargo is part of a trip that will end in another state or foreign country.
Another useful way to look at interstate v.s. intrastate commerce is to look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) definition.
Example of Intrastate: A New York commercial driver is considered Intrastate if he/she only drives in New York and does not meet any of the requirements listed for Interstate driving.
Note: If you drive or plan to drive in both Interstate and Intrastate you must certify as Interstate.
4. Submit your USDOT Medical Examiner's Certificate
Medical Certification Unit Contact Information:
Fax: 518-486-4421 or 518-486-3260
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
Medical Certification Unit
PO Box 2601
Albany, NY 12220-0601
Commercial Driver License Holder (CDL), Commercial Learner Permit Holder (CLP) must certify to the type of driving they perform or intend to perform. Follow the 4 steps below
3. To determine your Type of Driving and self certify:
Review definitions of Interstate/Intrastate commerce and Non-Excepted/Excepted types of driving in steps 1 & 2 and determine if you are Non-Excepted Interstate (NI), Non-Excepted Intrastate (NA), Excepted Interstate (EI), or Excepted Intrastate (EA).
If you have a class A, B, or C CDL or CDL permit you must certify to one of these 4 types of driving .
Important Points to Remember:
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